The Protests > Strike Coordinating Committee
In the days after the occupation of Hamilton, Low, Avery, Fayerweather and Mathematics, striking students formed a Strike Coordinating Committee (SCC). Basing their operations out of Ferris Booth Hall throughout the strike, the members of the SCC served as student representatives of the “communes” and facilitated communication between the buildings, the faculty, the administration, and the press. SDS members held a the majority of positions on the Strike Coordinating Committee, and both conservative and left-leaning groups acknowledged SDS influence on the ideology and events of the student protests.
Occupied buildings are shaded in light blue.
Food pantry in an occupied building.
Wall of clippings created by students occupying Mathematics.
Interior of Fayerweather during the occupation.
Students in occupied buildings made a point of cleaning and organizing building facilities. The images of destroyed offices and classrooms that appeared in the media after the police bust were often the work of the police themselves as they cleared the buildings.
Another example of organization of supplies and materials set up by protesting students in occupied buildings.