The 1968 Columbia riots

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amNewYork will be looking at the 40th anniversary of the Columbia riots on Monday. Tonight at 7, there's a discussion on the riots at, appropriately enough, Columbia University. It's at Casa Italiana, Amsterdam Avenue between 116th and 118th streets. Columbia is also hosting an exhibit on the riots, with interesting ephemera on display, with an example at left. It's at Butler Library's Chang Room, on the sixth floor through June 6.

Here's an NPR report by Robert Siegel, who covered the crisis for student radio station WKCR. And a Columbia Spectator article on the exhibit.

-- Rolando Pujol

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