Black Students Matter: Taking Over Allen in '69

Inside the Takeover

Written at 8:30 am inside of the Allen Building, this note (upper right) reflects how the takeover was not only a call for action but also an appeal for empathy:

"It is not the intent of the Afro-Am Society to do this as means of rebuke, just to place enough immediate attention on the grievance of the Blacks on this campus. Sympathy is not what we want, just action, Imagine yourself in our place. Thank you"

These three photographs capture the extent of the clutter left in the Central Record's office:

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