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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. John Enlund was a dedicated student activist on EMU's campus, member of Students for a Democratic Society, and one of the students arrested at McKenny Hall on campus during the People's Lounge Incident. He was involved with others like Frank Michels and Barry Simon during this time of student unrest, and left his mark on EMU.

Interview Date

Winter 12-7-2022


Eastern Michigan University, EMU Archives, EMU Oral History Program, Student Activism, Civil Rights, Kent State, Protests, Ypsilanti, Students for a Democratic Society, Student Liberation Action Movement, Second Coming, McKenny Hall, People's Lounge

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John Enlund, Oral History Interview, 2022