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The Department of African & African American Studies at Duke will host a commemoration honoring the courage of the black alumni (1969-1972) who challenged the university’s discriminatory policies as undergraduates by “taking over” the university’s main administrative building on Feb. 13, 1969.
Due to overwhelming response the panel discussions will now take place at the Washington Duke Inn. The reception will continue to be held at the Nasher Museum.
12:30 – 5 PM Panel Discussions: Original protesters from the 1969 Allen Building Takeover tell their stories, followed by an intergenerational conversation. VENUE CHANGE: Panel discussions to be held in the Ambassador Ballroom at the Washington Duke Inn.
5 – 7 PM: Public Reception to be held at the Nasher Museum.
Those unable to attend, can watch a livestream on YouTube.
This event is co-sponsored by the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, Duke Alumni Affairs, Duke Black Alumni, the Duke Council on Race and Ethnicity, the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture and Duke University Archives.