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HOPE COLLEGE AND THE VIETNAM WAR: PROTESTING FOR JUSTICE IN A WORLD OF DISSENT

This website features research that centers around the Vietnam war and the protests that were spawned on Hope College’s campus. We focus on social and economic justice through the lens of protest and dissent. Olivia Brickley and Halla Maas have researched meticulously through The Anchor, the Hope College Joint Archives, and The Milestone, Hope College’s yearbook. Throughout our research, we have learned that multiple protests arose around a variety of issues:  the draft, the deaths of innocent Vietnamese, Cambodian, and American people, civil rights, and the necessity of the war itself. These protests were led by Hope College students who relentlessly engaged in  protest in hopes of strengthening the movement towards peace. The essays, written by Olivia and Halla, delves into a different, but related topic of Hope’s sociopolitical climate among students, faculty, and the city of Holland.