UI student Steve Smith (1944-2009) encountered violence as a civil rights worker in Mississippi, led a hunger strike in downtown Iowa City, and burned his draft card in the Iowa Memorial Union in protest of the escalating war in Vietnam – all before his 21st birthday. University archivist David McCartney recounts Smith’s life and efforts in the UI Archives to document his ideals and his struggles.

Recorded May 4th, 2016. Part of 2016 Irving Weber Day.