Abbie Hoffman

Reflections on Student Activism

I guess you can't see my button. It says, 'I fought tuition.' It's a two part set, actually. The second button says, 'And tuition won.'

You should know that over 650 students have registered as delegates here, representing over 130 different schools. You have come despite freezing weather and hard economic times to do something that I'm not sure anybody is yet ready to comprehend. I'm absolutely convinced that you are making history just by being here. You are proving that the image of the American college student as a career-interested, marriage-interested, self centered yuppie is absolutely outdated, that a new age is on the rise, a new college student.