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We Only Know What We Can Remember: The 1969 Liberation of Conklin Hall

Feb 05, 2009 - Jul 30, 2009
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This exhibition presents today’s Rutgers students and community with a “lookback” to promote a sense of awareness connecting them to the history so important to the reality we share today. On Feb 24, 1969, young men and women from the Black Organization of Students, along with some supporters, occupied Conklin Hall in protest of the scarcity of Black students, faculty, and minority-oriented academic programs on campus. The event lasted only 72 hours but the new programs and policies that it triggered are responsible for transforming Rutgers in Newark into the most diverse national university in the United States.

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  • Date: Feb 05, 2009 - Jul 30, 2009
  • Location:Orbit I Gallery
  • Curators:PRG