Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

A topic of particular contention was the recognition of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) as an on-campus organization. During the week of March 24, 1969, three FJC students were suspended for four days for illegally distributing an SDS propaganda sheet. In this May 1969 photo, College President H. Lynn Sheller is shown conducting a two-day debate with SDS spokesmen over non-recognition of the radical group. Sheller, who had suffered a heart attack in 1966, often used the strategy of talking with students to diffuse confrontations.
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