The Takeover

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Date
2018
Summary
On May 3, 1968, more than 100 Northwestern students peacefully occupied the Bursar’s Office to protest the black student experience. The occupation lasted 38 hours, ending with a negotiated resolution in which the administration responded to a list of eight student demands. 
Contributors
Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.); Northwestern University Black Alumni Association; Sterling, Jeffrey E.; Seals, Donnie; Seals, Eric D.; Applegate, Brittany; Lennix, Harry J.; Zo!, 1978-
Genre
Documentary
Subjects
African American college students; Civil rights demonstrations; Student movements; Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Bursar's Office
Location
Evanston (Ill.)
Collection
University Archives Audiovisual Media
Unit
Northwestern University Archives
Language
English
Terms of Use
These recordings are from material in the collections of the University Archives of Northwestern University Libraries, are provided for use by its students, faculty and staff, and by other researchers visiting this site, for research consultation and scholarly purposes only. Further distribution and/or any commercial use of the recordings from this site is not permitted ; IN COPYRIGHT - EDUCATIONAL USE PERMITTED.
Related Item
Bursar's Office Takeover Commemoration
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Creation/Production Credits

Executive producers: Northwestern University, Northwestern Black Alumni Association. Producer: Brittany Applegate. Director: Eric D. Seals. Writer: Donnie Seals, Jr. Original score: ZO! Narrator: Harry Lennix.
Other Identifier
Other: 2019-122A

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