Life on Mackinac Island was idyllic, but the young people meeting there in the summer of 1965 knew that the world beyond the island was troubled. They discussed the protests on their campus and the riots in the cities. Finally, an Iowa State track star challenged the crowd. “The loud-mouthed, pacifist minority scream about what they’re against. Why don’t we stage a demonstration of what we ‘re for?” 1 This, according to the MRA legend, was the birth of Up With People, the last and best-known stage of the movement’s life. Within a year, three casts of young people were traveling the country and the world, sharing their positive message through song.
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