Resistance and Revolution: The Anti-Vietnam War Movement at the University of Michigan, 1965-1972

Marshall Sahlins (U of M Professor of Anthropology)

Marshall Sahlins was a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan from 1956-1967. He developed the idea of a "teach-in" which led to the 1965 Teach-in at U of M. He led, participated and organized the 1965 Teach-in as well as the National Teach-in that followed soon after. He left U of M in 1967 and spent the next two years in France where he continued to protest the Vietnam War. Following his time in France, he accepted a position in the Anrthopology Department at the University of Chicago. Professor Sahlins is currently a Charles F. Grey Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology Emeritus at the University of Chicago.

Interview of Marshall Sahlins by Obadiah Brown and Maria Buczkowski on March 27th, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Part 1: Marshall Sahlins discusses when he began teaching at the University of Michigan and what he taught.

Part 2: Marshall Sahlins discusses when he became involved in the anti-Vietnam War movement and how the idea of the Teach-in was created.

Part 3: Marshall Sahlins discusses what the reaction was on the University of Michigan campus as well as elsewhere to the Teach-in.

Part 4: Marshall Sahlins discusses the progression of the anti-war movement after the Teach-in as well as his further involvement in the movement.

Part 5: Marshall Sahlins discusses the change in the direction of student protests throughtout the 1960s as well as the legacy of the March 1965 Teach-in.