Join the Herald and Seneca Scene as they trace one of the most altering times in America and its effect on the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Beginning in 1968 and continuing until 1972, Tommy Tongyai went to campuses all across upstate New York, riling up students and inciting violence. It wasn’t until he arrived on the HWS campus that the violence really started. Tongyai, better known as Tommy the Traveler, came during a time of Vietnam War protests and the counter-culture movement. It was a critical culture moment, one that would forever change Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
Episode 10: The End concludes our miniseries on Tommy the Traveler and campus unrest in the late-1960s and early-1970s by exploring the ramifications of these actions on the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. We will hear final thoughts from many of our guests as our team signs off on this incredible true story. The episode concludes our 10-part, five-and-a-half-hour, miniseries on Tommy the Traveler.
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The Seneca Scene is the podcast for the Herald and is recorded each week on the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges.