• Creator
  • Karpen, Joseph
  • Created Date
  • 1970
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  • The Seattle Liberation Front (SLF) was a short-lived radical organization formed by Michael Lerner, a philosophy professor at the University of Washington, in January of 1970. The organization was meant to be an alternative to the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), which had collapsed by the summer of 1969. Lerner invited his friend Jerry Rubin, a defendant of the "Chicago Seven" (a group of activists who were charged with conspiracy and... more
    The Seattle Liberation Front (SLF) was a short-lived radical organization formed by Michael Lerner, a philosophy professor at the University of Washington, in January of 1970. The organization was meant to be an alternative to the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), which had collapsed by the summer of 1969. Lerner invited his friend Jerry Rubin, a defendant of the "Chicago Seven" (a group of activists who were charged with conspiracy and inciting to riot in connection with the protests during the 1968 Democratic National Convention) to speak on the University of Washington campus on January 17th, 1970. Two days later, Lerner hosted the first formal organizing meeting for the SLF. Several prominent activists were drawn to the group, including Susan Stern, Roger Lippman, Jeff Dowd, and Chip Marshall. SLF first made headlines when five of its members tried to disrupt Dr. Henry Beuchel's Economics 200 class on February 11th, demanding he talk about more important things like the... less
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