Black Students Matter: Taking Over Allen in '69

February 8, 2019August 5, 2019

Location: The Jerry and Bruce Chappell Family Gallery

Sponsor: University Archives

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Allen Building Takeover and represents an opportunity to look back at the event through a new lens. This exhibit specifically examines the Takeover through various first-hand materials housed in the University Archives. In doing so, this exhibit represents a space in which visitors can reflect upon the tumultuous events of the 1960s, as well as the still lingering specter of racism that continues to affect Duke as an institution.