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Wordless Wednesday: Black Student Sit-in at Duke University, 1967

March 17th, 2009 by Ajuan Mance

(Source: Duke University Archives)


Posted by Ajuan Mance


Posted in African American Students, African Americans, Black History, Black Students, Duke University, Higher Education, race, Uncategorized

10 Responses

  1. Stan

    I was in college in northern California in 1967. We had protests about a different kind of injustice – the Vietnam War. On second thought, maybe it wasn’t that different.

  2. Sukhmandir Kaur

    I love your site, so informative!
    I’m getting a bigger picture about Duke University, and Civil rights. Thanks. Always enjoyable to visit your site.
    Happy WW

  3. iriegal

    I am dating myself, but I remember this sit in. I was living in Harlem at the time. Shortly after that we lost Dr. King.

    So many colleges and universities in that era faced discrimination. It is closeted in some colleges today.

  4. saint3

    U must have done a lot of research to get the info u have on this blog! way to go!

  5. Robin

    I love the way the one guy has his feet up – he’s definitely in it for the long haul.

  6. Villager

    Amazing to think that the situation shown in your photo occurred during our lifetimes…

    peace, Villager

  7. DNLee

    hey there. happy ww.

  8. Black Cat

    It’s because of people who had sit-ins (or is it sits-in, lol?!) and stuff like that that the world began to realise that people are people, with equal needs and rights, no matter the colour of their skin. Long way to go yet, but hey!

    Thanks for visiting me. Cats definitely rule! :) xxx

  9. SjP

    Brings back some real memories…

  10. Scott Poulson-Bryant

    Hey Ajuan
    I didnt tell you how much I’ve been enjoying your blog while I was out there last weekend. Especially the Wednesday pics of history. Great great work, sista!

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