May 26, 2024 3:31 am

Samuel L. Jackson Took Hostages as Student Protester in 1969
Samuel L. Jackson Took Hostages as Student Protester in 1969

Samuel L. Jackson Took Hostages as Student Protester in 1969

With student protests erupting on college campuses across the country, some anti-protesters have been dramatically lamenting how young people are “throwing their future away” by fighting for a cause they believe in. Tell that to Samuel L. Jackson, who not only protested as a student of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, but was part of a well-armed student faction involved in a hostage situation. Ive been in some very low and dangerous places, Jackson has said, places I should not have been, with people walking around with guns and machetes. If people think the anti-war protests of 2024 are bad, they must not remember the 1960s.

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​While protests rage across college campuses, let’s look back at the young student action of fan-favorite actor, Samuel L. Jackson. Read More