Topic: 1968 black student walkout

Professor of Philosophy Lewis Gordon (left) and Professor of Critical and Cultural Studies R.A. Judy (right) reflected on 1968 at an event Friday.

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Symposium examines, reflects on activism of 1968

November 4, 2018 0 comments

Last week, the Department of Africana Studies held a two-day symposium to examine the legacy of political activism that took place around the world during 1968, including the black student walkout that occurred at Brown fifty years ago.

President Emeritus Ruth Simmons was presented with the inaugural Black Legacy Award. Throughout Saturday afternoon, alums attended panels and workshops focused on ameliorating racial and economic inequalities.

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Black alumni connect, celebrate at reunion

September 23, 2018 0 comments

This weekend, the University hosted the fourth Black Alumni Reunion, which brought over 600 graduates back to College Hill.

Lexi Lerner ’18 MD’23, left, and Naomi Chasek-Macfoy ’18, right, will deliver the commencement speeches at the 250th Commencement ceremony on the Main Green May 27.

Senior orators: Naomi Chasek-Macfoy ’18, Lexi Lerner ’18 MD’23

May 25, 2018 0 comments

For the past three years, Naomi Chasek-Macfoy ’18 has retold the story of the 1968 black student walkout as a workshop facilitator for the Third World Transition Program.