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The sixties at K[alamazoo College]

Repository: Kalamazoo College. Archives

Collection Description (CRHP): Interviewees include members of the Black Student Organization, which became active in 1968 and sought civil rights action from the College in 1969.

Collection Description (Extant): A panel discussion about being a student at Kalamazoo College during the 1960s with Herbert Bogart as moderator and alumni Norma Bailey, David Harrison, Michael Morden, Shirley Thompson, and R. Moses Thompson participating. The discussion was held on October 25, 1980 and covers the student protests of the time.

Access Copy Note: Researchers may access collection materials at the repository by appointment.

Date(s): 1980

Existing IDs: W18-2274

Extent: 1 sound disc (CD) digital; 4 3/4 in.

Language: English

Physical Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan

Related Archival Items: Elvin Caldwell, Kalamazoo College Class of 2011, is writing a history of the Black Student Organization at Kalamazoo College as part of his Senior Individualized Project (SIP). His work includes information gathered during interviews with members of the Black Student Organization. The thesis will be digitized, and researchers may access collection materials with the permission of the author.

Other items related to the Black Student Organization at Kalamazoo College can be found online at: http://dspace.nitle.org/handle/10090/18896.

Kalamazoo College also holds a recording of a 1987 campus talk by Genna Rae McNeil, an early member of the Black Student Organization, called "The importance of timing: Constitutional interpretation and the struggle of African-Americans for justice."

Interviewees: Norma Bailey, David Harrison, Michael Morden, Shirley Thompson, R. Moses Thompson

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights

Subjects:

African American college students--Michigan
African Americans--Civil rights--Michigan
Civil rights demonstrations--Michigan
Kalamazoo College
Student movements

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings

 

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