After 11 years of toil, Gaddis Smith nears completion of Yale history

January 28, 2008 • 0
G. Gaddis Smith ’54 GRD ’61 — with his gray blazer and yellow t-shirt, his ironed khakis and casual sneakers — settles into a booth at the venerable Mory’s. The scene reeks of Yale past. Anonymous initials — EL & KL, RD & MS — are sketched in the wood behind the history professor emeritus’ »

April 8, 1968: Militants Gather On Green, Yale Closed In King Tribute

January 22, 2008 • 0
Two thousand blacks marched to the Green Friday to hear 16 local leaders tell them “The King is dead” in a highly militant public demonstration. The crowd applauded and cheered the more militant of the speakers who tied King’s death to the death of non-violence, while giving only perfunctory applause to the few speakers who »