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#BlackDemandsMatter: Black Student Movements in the 21st Century

When: Friday, February 9, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM  

Where: Rebecca Crown Center, Hardin Hall, 633 Clark Street, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

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

Contact: Department of African American Studies   847.491.5122

Group: Bursar’s Office Takeover 50th Commemoration

Co-Sponsor: African American Studies Department

Category: Multicultural & Diversity


As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Black student takeover of the Bursar's Office, this event explores the recent upsurge in Black student protest nationwide.

Provost Jonathan Holloway will speak on "The Price of Recognition: Race and the Making of the Modern University". To follow, this event will include a roundtable discussion with former campus activists: Payton Head (Missouri), Austin McCoy (Michigan), Sarah Oberholtzer (Northwestern), Asha Ransby-Sporn (Columbia), and Eshe Sherley (Yale).

This event is sponsored by the Center for African American History, the Departmet of African American Studies, and Campus Inclusion and Community.

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