Posts Tagged ‘Celebrating the Past Charting the Future: Commemorating 50 Years of Black Students at Duke’

Watch: Video on “The Long Road to Integration: The 1969 Allen Building Takeover”

Watch: Video on "The Long Road to Integration: The 1969 Allen Building Takeover"

Center for Documentary Studies web design intern Hannah Colton recently created a video about The Long Road to Integration: The 1969 Allen Building Takeover, an archival exhibit researched and curated by 2012 Duke graduate and Certificate in Documentary Studies recipient Caitlin M. Johnson. Scroll down to view.  Caitlin began the work as her capstone certificate project at the Center for […]


Opening Event for Exhibit on the 1969 Allen Building Takeover on the Duke University Campus

Opening Event for Exhibit on the 1969 Allen Building Takeover on the Duke University Campus

An opening reception for The Long Road to Integration: The 1969 Allen Building Takeover will be held on the Duke University campus in that same Allen Building, and will include remarks by Duke president Richard Brodhead. The exhibit was researched and curated by 2012 Duke graduate and Certificate in Documentary Studies recipient Caitlin M. Johnson, who […]


50 Years of Black Students at Duke: Year-Long Commemoration in 2013 Celebrates Historic Milestone

50 Years of Black Students at Duke: Year-Long Commemoration in 2013 Celebrates Historic Milestone

In 1963, the first five black undergraduates enrolled at Duke University—Mary Mitchell Harris, Gene Kendall, Wilhelmina “Mimi” Reuben-Cooke, Cassandra Smith Rush, and Nathaniel “Buddy” White. At that time, the university had no black faculty, administrators, or trustees. The first students encountered culture shock as they forever changed the fabric of the university. An already “sold-out” opening […]