November 19, 1973
Jonathon Kozol, prominent educational critic and author, lectured on "Ghetto Schools and Thanksgiving 1973." The author of Death at an Early Age (1967)—winner of the National Book Award in science, philosophy and religion in 1968— called on his audience to join in the "most important action against racism this nation has seen in the last five years," the planned Thanksgiving Day demonstration in Boston to support the United Farm Workers, free schools and "to resurrect everything good, strong and bold that has preceded Richard Nixon." The Miscellany News.
The Harvard educator and activist spoke at Vassar in April 1968, and in November 1972 lectured on campus on "Political Indoctrination in the Public Schools." He returned in 1991, when his subject was "Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools."