50 Years of Black Students at Duke University
The images in this set can be downloaded directly from Flickr. Credit: Duke University. Please feel free to provide caption information via each photo's "comments" section or contact us at blackhistory(at)duke(dot)edu if you have questions.

This set includes photos of significant black history at Duke, including talks by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights activist Stokley Carmichael, author Dick Gregory and Bishop Desmond Tutu.

Many of the images document the 1967 Allen Building study-in which was in response to the university patronizing the segregated Hope Valley Country Club, and the 1969 Allen Building Takeover where police used tear-gas on black students protesting the administration.

Some images show the silent vigil on the West Campus Quad following the King assassination which brought attention to the inequality of Duke employees.

While these images show that black students were determined to make the university inclusive, other images show evidence of black inclusion in campus life, such as 1980s photos of the male a capella singing group The Pitchforks and the women's gymnastics team.

For more information about this yearlong commemoration, visit spotlight.duke.edu/50years/.
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