THE DEMOCRACTIC RADICAL UNION OF MARYLAND (D.R.U.M.)
... was the reorganized Strike Committee which coordinated the demonstrations and student-faculty strike at University of Maryland in the 1970s. They were a coalition of activist who allied themselves around the issues and objectives presented during the New Haven Black Panther trials. Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Black Panther Party, a political activist and cultural icon, spoke to supporters and at Ritchie Coliseum (1972) and Student Union (1974).
WHAT'S INSIDE ThE RADICAL GuidE
The 1960s - 70s at University of Maryland were volatile times on campus as activists publicly spoke out about political and civil injustices. For a more complete synopsis, read the re-cap as written by the Washington Area Spark, "30 Days in May: U of MD 1970 " (source of the Radical Guide), The contents of the Radical Guide to the University of Maryland are meant to inform what was then considered "politically radical" students on politics, survival, and the current state of the campus. The Radical Guide can be viewed or downloaded below :
Sources : Washington Area Spark -May 2013, "30 Days in May: U of MD 1970 "; Wikipedia - "New Haven Black Panther trials" ; Diamondback - February 2018, "The Co-Founder of the Black Panther Party Urged a UMD Crowd to be Politically Active" ; Yale Alumni Magazine- July 2006, "The Panther and the Bulldog - The Story of May Day 1970"