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In March 2001, students formed the group, Duke Student Movement, to protest racism and exclusion on Duke's campus. Student protests were sparked by the publication of a paid advertisement that argued against slavery reparations in the Chronicle. This scrapbook contains clippings, photographs, and Duke Student Movement papers documenting student activism and responses from alumni, faculty, and administration to these events.

This scrapbook was moved from the Black History at Duke Reference Collection where it was titled Black Student Movement scrapbook. It contains materials documenting the student protests that took place at Duke in March 2001. Items include a timeline of events, Duke Student Movement's statement of goals and demands, clippings and articles, photographs, and faculty statements on student protests. Also includes clippings on responses from the surrounding community, and other institutions, such as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Duke Vigil collection, 1968 - 1988 2 Linear Feet — 1,500 Items

The Duke Vigil was a silent demonstration at Duke University, April 5-11, 1968, following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The collection features announcements, flyers, publications, handouts, correspondence, reports, ephemera, press releases, clippings, a diary, sound recordings and WDBS broadcasts, and photographs. Individuals prominent within the collection include John Blackburn, Kenneth Clark, John Strange, David Henderson, Duke President Douglas Knight, Samuel DuBois Cook, and Wright Tisdale. Major subjects include student demonstrations, race relations, Duke University employee wages and labor union, and the anniversary and reunion of the Vigil in 1988. Materials range in date from 1968 to 1988. English.

The collection features a variety of materials documenting the Vigil at Duke University from April 5-11, 1968. These materials originate from numerous sources and were compiled by University Archives staff for teaching and research. The first series, Subject files, contains primary documents, including announcements, flyers, publications, handouts, correspondence, reports, and ephemera; media coverage including press releases and clippings; personal papers and a diary about the Vigil from John Blackburn, Kenneth Clark, John Strange, and David Henderson; and analyses and materials relating to the anniversary and reunion of the Vigil in 1988.

The Sound recordings series features five audiotapes made by a Duke student during the Vigil. Additional sound recordings can be found in the Related collections series. These collections include the WDBS broadcast recordings and the University Archives Photograph Collection, and they provide further audio and visual documentation of the Vigil. The WDBS records feature eleven audiotapes of radio broadcasts on events during the Vigil. The Photograph Collection includes over twenty black and white photographs of the Vigil, one color photograph, and numerous negatives, contact prints, and slides.