Northwestern University


They Demanded Courageously: The 1968 Bursar's Office Takeover

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When: Tuesday, May 8, 2018
All day  

Where: Deering Library, Lobby & Third Floor, 1937 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Charla Wilson  

Group: Bursar’s Office Takeover 50th Commemoration

Category: Multicultural & Diversity

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They Demanded Courageously: The 1968 Bursar’s Office Takeover is on display at Northwestern University Libraries from May 1 – July 31, 2018, with displays in the lobby and third floor of Deering Library. The exhibit features original documents from the Takeover including the demands, resolution, and photographs. The display also features a brief history of the legacy of the event including the student organizations For Members Only (FMO), African American Student Union (AASU), the origins of the Afro-American Studies Department and African American Student Affairs. There is a special spotlight on student leaders Kathryn Ogletree and James Turner. As well as a special display on Takeover participants Daphne Maxwell Reid and Eva Jefferson Paterson in recognition of their new acquisitions to Northwestern University Archives.

For those interested in a guided tour of the exhibit, please contact Charla Wilson at least two days in advance at 847-491-2928 or

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