Today Back In 1968 – Columbia University & My First Ride in a Bread Truck

Sure Rock, happy to take a ride in a bread truck.

On May 3rd 1968 Columbia University students were protesting against the building of a military gym in a public park near campus. Police had been removing the strikers from occupying buildings for days and the campus was mostly on lock down. Rock reached out to the strike organizers and offered to do a free show for the students.

Always up for an adventure, we of course, went right along. Since the police and guards were closing off access to the majority of the campus – we were "smuggled" on campus to Low Library Plaza in the back of a bread delivery truck. Equipment and all. 

We were already jamming away before the security and police could to stop us. 

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Thanks to Rosie McGee for these great photos and and voodoonola for the footage.