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Black Experience at Northwestern University Oral Histories

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Identifier: 31/6/234
Abstract

Collection contains oral histories pertaining to the Black Experience at Northwestern University, and is divided into three separate projects: The Takeover Documentary Oral History Project, The Northwestern Community Ensemble (NCE) Oral History Project, and The Black (Student) Experiences at Northwestern University Oral History Project.

Dates: 2017 - 2024

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,...
Dates: 1968 - 2008; Other: Majority of material found within 1968

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African American choirs 1
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Northwestern Community Ensemble 1
Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)--Choral organizations 1
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Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)--Faculty 1
Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). University Archives 1