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February 8, 2019 – August 5, 2019
Sponsor(s): 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.  


This exhibition was sponsored in part by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation. 

Allen Building Takeover, Duke University Archives