November 07, 1966 : McNamara shouted down at Harvard speech

Introduction

Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara faces a storm of student protest when he visits Harvard University to address a small group of students. As he left a dormitory, about 100 demonstrators shouted at him and demanded a debate. When McNamara tried to speak, supporters of the Students for a Democratic Society shouted him down. McNamara then attempted to leave, but 25 demonstrators crowded around his automobile so that it could not move. Police intervened and escorted McNamara from the campus.

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November 07, 1966 : McNamara shouted down at Harvard speech

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

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    November 07, 1966 : McNamara shouted down at Harvard speech

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    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mcnamara-shouted-down-at-harvard-speech

  • Access Date

    October 23, 2017

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