1969: The Revolutionary Spring of Black Students by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
Dr. Ibram X. Kendi is Professor of Africana Studies at University at
February 5, 2015
Scheuer Room, Kohlberg Hall
Swarthmore College (directions to campus)
From 1965 to 1972, Black students and their allies waged the most transformative antiracist social movement in the history of U.S. education. They organized, demanded, and protested for a relevant learning experience at more than five hundred colleges and universities in every state except Alaska. They pressed for a range of campus reforms, including an end to campus paternalism and racism, and the addition of more Black students, faculty, Black Cultural Centers, and Africana Studies courses and programs. The spring of 1969 was undoubtedly the climax semester of this social movement. From Swarthmore to Cornell, from Duke to Wisconsin, from UCLA to UC Berkeley, Black students and their allies revolutionized the course of higher education for decades to come.
Reception to follow.
This is a part of the Black History Month series of events for 2015. Please see The Black Cultural Center’s website for more information on this and other events.