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Fort Dix

Document on Fort Dix 38


While walking to class, a bright blue flyer stapled to a telephone pole catches your eye. Examine the flyer using the questions listed on the right hand side to discover what was going on at Rutgers and other places in New Jersey.

Free the Fort Dix 38
Mimeo from the Rutgers-Douglass-Livingston Committee to Free the Fort Dix 38. October, 1969. Rutgers Special Collections and University Archives.

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  1. For what audience was this document written?
  2. List three things revealed in this document that you think are important.
  3. Why do you think that this document was written?
  4. What evidence in the document helped you to decide why it was written? Quote directly from the document.
  5. List two things the document tells you about life in the United States at the time it was written.
  6. Write a question to the author that is left unanswered by the document.