Rights and Rebellion: The Faculty Role, Revisited

  • Kim Emery University of Florida
Keywords: higher education, activism, workplace activism, academic freedom, tenure


By the time he sat down to reflect on the question in a scholarly way, Dr. Marshall Jones had already grappled with “the role of the faculty in student rebellion” in directly practical and personal terms. As faculty advisor to the University of Florida’s Student Group for Equal Rights in the early 1960s, he had protested, picketed, defied unjust laws, and been arrested more than once. Ultimately, his political commitments cost him his job.

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