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In the Fall of 2022, Matt Jones’s Oral History Techniques class conducted a set of interviews documenting the stories behind the student unrest on Eastern Michigan University’s campus from 1966-1972. A former political science assistant professor at Eastern Michigan from 1969 to 1970, David Cahill was "non-rehired" after just one year for his support of students and the underground newspaper, the Second Coming. His dismissal fueled student unrest and upset with EMU administration, which led to a student led strike.

Interview Date

Winter 12-5-2022


Eastern Michigan University, EMU Archives, EMU Oral History Program, oral history, student activism, protests, second coming, student strike

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David Cahill, Oral History Interview, 2022