K-12 students are becoming activists, drawing on lessons from historic fight for ethnic studies

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In the fall of 1968, students at San Francisco State University went on strike, trading their classrooms for picket lines and demanding a university where, for the first time, students of color could see themselves in the curriculums.

“On strike! Shut it down!” students yelled as they marched by the thousands. Speakers raised their fists. Reporters from Esquire Magazine to The New York Times swarmed the campus.

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