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Records of the "Bursar's Office Takeover", May 1968

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Identifier: 31/6/155
Abstract On May 3, 1968 more than 100 undergraduate and graduate students occupied the Bursar's Office, in the first major sit-in experienced at Northwestern University. After the students' April 22nd list of demands were not met, they declared their intention to keep the office occupied until these demands were met. This peaceful 38-hour occupation ended with University leaders negotiating with students, and committing to enhance services and support for Black students related to admissions,...

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  • Names: Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)--Students X
  • Subject: Civil rights demonstrations--Illinois--Evanston X