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Allen Building Takeover Commemoration Events

Black students leave the campus after vacating the Allen Administration Building in the wake of its takeover to protest the campus racial climate. Photograph by Harold Moore, courtesy of The Herald-Sun
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Saturday, February 09, 2019
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12:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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.

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 of Art.

This event is co-sponsored by the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, Duke Alumni Affairs, the Duke Black Alumni Association, the Duke Council on Race and Ethnicity, the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture and Duke University Archives.

Contact: Wendy Hower