Black on the Banks: African-American Students at Rutgers in the 1960s
Two-day conference for the Rutgers community, alumni, colleagues, and the public
November 6–7, 2015
Rutgers University–New Brunswick
During the 1960s, a small group of pioneering African-American students enrolled at Rutgers College and Douglass College. As Rutgers begins its 250th Anniversary year, this two-day forum will explore the challenges that these students faced and the achievements that were their legacy, and the broader issue of equity and access in higher education during this time.
All panel sessions are free and open to the public. Friday's panel sessions will be held at Neilson Dining Hall on the G.H. Cook Campus and Saturday's panel sessions will be held at Voorhees Hall on the College Avenue Campus at Rutgers University–New Brunswick.
This event is sponsored by the Rutgers 250 Office, Chancellor of Rutgers University–New Brunswick, School of Arts and Sciences, Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Institute for Women’s Leadership, Office of the Dean of Douglass Residential College, Center for Race and Ethnicity, Center for Cultural Analysis, Department of Africana Studies, Department of American Studies, Department of English, and Department of History.
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