Origins of the Teach-In

2015 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the nation’s first teach-in on the war in Vietnam, held at the University of Michigan on March 24-25, 1965.  The original teach-in, which was organized and led by faculty on the Ann Arbor campus, addressed one of the most pressing public issues of the day: our nation’s rapidly escalating war in Vietnam.  Drawing more than 3,000 students, faculty, and other participants, the event proved highly successful, and the teach-in format that was pioneered at U-M was replicated at countless colleges and universities across the country over the next several months and years.

Historic documents and video related to the first teach-in in 1965:

From the Bentley Historical Library