Students: Speaking for the Majority

Munching hamburgers in an Atlanta Airport restaurant last December, Emory University Senior Remar ("Bubba") Sutton and the school's sophomore class president, Don Brunson, decided in a rush of anger that they were fed up with student protest against U.S. warfare in Viet Nam. They went back to Sutton's dorm, talked all through the night with four other students, by morning had drafted a set of purposes for a new organization—Affirmation: Viet Nam. They dedicated it to demonstrating that "the opinion of the majority cannot be obscured by the voice of the minority."

A.V.N. spread to some 50 college campuses in Georgia,...

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