Returning Vietnam Veterans Want Change

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Time Frame: 1975

Dr. Philip Hubbard (1921-2002), first African-American professor at the University of Iowa, talks about expectations of Vietnam vets returning to Iowa.
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These returning veterans were much less willing to accept discrimination, whether it was in housing or restaurants or employment. And subtle pressure was exerted, subtle because it didn’t need to be very powerful. Times were changing and the university administration, more or less willingly, started changing their practices.


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