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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. Ed Mattos was a student at EMU in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He was a student activist, most notably as the chairman of the Student Mobilization Committee. Mattos dedicated his time at EMU to being an activist, and was involved with demonstrations on campus.

Interview Date

Winter 12-3-2022


Eastern Michigan University, EMU Archives, EMU Oral History Program, Student Activism, Civil Rights, Kent State, Protests, Ypsilanti, Vietnam, Students for a Democratic Society, Student Liberation Action Movement, student mobilization committee

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Ed Mattos, Oral History Interview, 2022