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50th Anniversary of the Integration of Duke University Official Opening of The 1969 Allen Building Takeover Exhibit

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Thursday, September 12, 2013
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The exhibit will chronicle the build up to and occupation of the University's Central Records Office in the Allen Building by the Afro-American Society (AAS) in protest of the racial climate on campus in 1969. Housed in the very hallway the students walked through during the takeover, the exhibit will include re-printed historical photographs from the Duke University Archives and the Durham Morning Herald and The Durham Sun (which later merged, forming The Herald-Sun), prints of Duke Chronicle front-page headlines, participant interviews, and a multimedia component. Reception in the First Floor Hallway of the Allen Building will start at 3:30 pm. Please RSVP to

Contact: Sharon Caple