United States Senator Robert Griffin, Commencement Address, 1969

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United States Senator Robert Griffin, Commencement Address, 1969

Description

Robert Paul Griffin (November 6, 1923 – April 16, 2015) was a Republican U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator from the state of Michigan and Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court. As a junior United States Senator from Michigan in 1969, Griffin here acknowledges that he is the “last obstacle between the graduates and their diplomas,” and remarks upon the distrust of the establishment felt by many college graduates of the late 1960’s. Rebellion, Griffin says, is essential to moving society forward, and he warns the students of the pitfalls of destructive rebellion. Destructive rebellion only leads to more destruction, while constructive rebellion has the potential to change American society in positive ways.

Creator

Griffin, Robert

Date Created

1969-01-26

Subject

Robert Griffin; Harold Sponberg; J. Pierpont Morgan; A.H. Houseman; student unrest; campus demonstration; George Romney

Identifier

https://commons.emich.edu/speeches/63

Rights

Copyright to the audio resource and its transcript is held by the content creator, author, artist or other entity, and is provided here for educational purposes only. It may not be reproduced or distributed in any other format without written permission of the copyright owner, Eastern Michigan University Archives (lib_archives@emich.edu).

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