Fifty years ago, more than 120 Black students occupied the Bursar's Office to draw attention t a list of 15 demands that would address racial inequalities on campus. In honor of this important anniversary, this exhibition draws upon the holdings if University Archives to remember the historic protest that achieved lasting change at Northwestern.
This exhibit in Deering Library features the original archival documents recounting the historic Takeover of the Bursar’s Office, and its lasting impact on Northwestern. A special display on Takeover participants Daphne Maxwell Reid and Eva Jefferson Paterson honors their new acquisitions to University Archives. Runs May 1 to July 31, 2018. For a guided tour of the exhibit, please contact archivist Charla Wilson at least two days in advance at 847-491-2928 or firstname.lastname@example.org.