FSU Remembers the Sixties

By: Ilyssa Trussel
By: Ilyssa Trussel

Five years after the 9/11 attacks America is still at war.

Monday night though, some Tallahassee residents were thinking about a different war time: the 1960s.

Florida State hosted a discussion and slide show called "Remembering the Sixties."

Past presidents, professors and politicians shared stories of students protesting against the Vietnam War and the draft. Others told stories about race and drugs.

Former students say it's important the historical events live on.

"We need some historical perspective, we need to think about Vietnam, and when we look at Iraq, whether it’s the same thing or not, we need to think about it," said Chuck Jacobsen who attended FSU during the 60's.

Past president Stanley Marshall who wrote "The Tumultuous Sixties" also took part in the forum recalling several stories from his presidency.


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