Materials documenting national movements (Black Lives Matter, Vietnam War protests) and campus issues (firing of Prof. Ganong, BSO protests, the Lakey incident, and the Intercultural Movement).

Collections in this community

  • Black Lives Matter, 2013- [3]

    This collection includes materials related to the Black Lives Matter movement.
  • BSO Protests, 1968-69 [63]

    This collection includes materials related to protests by the Black Student Organization in 1968 and 1969.
  • Ganong Protest, 1937 [1]

    Photos of student protests against the firing of Dr. Carey Ganong, Professor of Economics.
  • Intercultural Movement, 2014 [1]

    Materials related to the movement supporting an Intercultural Center on campus.
  • Lakey Incident, 1971 [0]

    Materials related to students protesting the punishment of another student who broke dorm rules by letting a woman stay the night.
  • Vietnam War Protests, 1968 [5]

    This collection includes photos of sit-ins and protests against the Vietnam War.

Recent Submissions

  • BSO Protest, 1969 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1969-05)
    Members of the Black Student Organization (BSO) stand in protest in front of the Fine Arts Building. This may have been the Saturday,May 17, 1969 protest in which the BSO rejected the college administration's response to ...
  • BSO Students with Administration's Response 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1969-05)
    Four members of the Black Student Organization (BSO) walk down the steps of Mandelle Hall after receiving from the college administration a written response to their demands. Three of the four students are identified. ...
  • White Students Support BSO Demands 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1969-05-24)
    White students sit on the lawn in front of a campus building on May 24, 1969, holding signs that read "We Support BSO Demands. Black Autonomy - Black Studies." The student rally was in support of the Black Student ...
  • BSO Members Protest at Banquet 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1969-05)
    Two members of the Black Student Organization (BSO) stand at the podium during a banquet on campus. College president Weimer K. Hicks sits to the right of the podium. Members of the BSO sent a set of demands to the campus ...
  • Students Demand Intercultural Efforts 

    Kamalaldin, Kamal (Kalamazoo College Index, 2014-05-28)
    A demonstration held on May 17, 2014 demanded the creation of an Intercultural Center on campus as well as anti-racism training, transparency in diversity efforts by the administration, and changes to the student code of ...
  • Call and Response: Rally Across Town 

    Smith, Colin (Kalamazoo College Index, 2014-10-29)
    A rally for the National Day of Action Against Mass Incarceration and Police Brutality was held at Bronson Park on October 22, 2014. Speakers included Patrice Cullors-Brignac and Kalamazoo College student Rian Brown, Class ...
  • K Students Travel to Ferguson, MO 

    Giscombe, Kevona (Kalamazoo College Index, 2014-10-15)
    Fifteen Kalamazoo College students who were members of the Black Student Organization and the Caribbean Society joined the protests of the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The students also participated in a ...
  • Black Lives Matter flyer, 2014 

    Unknown author (2014-11)
    This flyer was posted on campus by the student group Black Girls Rock! in November of 2014. In that year, the Black Lives Matter movement gained national attention as it protested the deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, ...
  • Students Protest Ousting of Professor 

    Acme Newspictures (Kalamazoo College, 1937-12-14)
    Students at Kalamazoo College protest the ousting of a popular professor, Dr. Carey Ganong, of the Economics department, and demand his reinstatement. The students refused to attend classes and marched through the campus ...
  • Students Protesting the Vietnam War at a Sit-In 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1968)
    The student group V-PAX stages a sit-in protesting an Armed Forces recruiter on campus. V-PAX (Vietnam Peace Association at Kalamazoo College) was "a group of Kalamazoo College faculty and students formed: 1. to serve ...
  • Vietnam War Moratorium 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1969-10-15)
    Students assemble in front of Stetson Chapel for the Vietnam War Moratorium, a nationwide protest against the war in Vietnam.
  • Vietnam Peace Rally 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, 1968)
    Students standing in front of Stetson Chapel with peace armbands, holding a sign that says "VIGIL FOR PEACE IN VIET-NAM EVERYONE WELCOME." The photo appears in the 1968 issue of "The Boiling Pot," the Kalamazoo College yearbook.
  • Students Sit during Vietnam War Protest 

    Unknown author (Kalamazoo College, c. 1968-19)
    Unidentified students sit during a Vietnam War protest. One student holds a sign that reads "We are appalled and angered by the conduct of our country in Viet Nam."
  • Black Student Residents in the Residence Halls... 

    Long, William G. (1969-02-03)
    The response from Kalamazoo College Dean of Student Affairs William G. Long to the memorandum from the Black Student Organization (BSO) regarding Black student residents in the residence halls and the hiring of Black ...
  • Revision Suggestions Connected with Draft Memorandum to the BSO in Regard to Admissions 

    Long, William G. (1969-03-13)
    Revision suggestions from Kalamazoo College Dean of Student Affairs William G. Long to President Weimer K. Hicks in regards to a response to be given to the Black Student Organization (BSO) about the admission of Black students.
  • The Black Student Organization 

    Unknown author (1981)
    A booklet prepared by Kalamazoo College's Black Student Organization (BSO) including the group's constitution, a brief history written by Professor Romeo Phillips, descriptions of activities sponsored by the organization, ...
  • Letter to Educational Policies Group 

    Barrett, Laurence N., 1915-2002 (1969-06-05)
    A letter from Kalamazoo College's Acting Dean of Academic Affairs Laurence Barrett regarding the marking system for the 193 course taught by Edwin Taliaferro (later known as Chokwe Lumumba.) According to the 1968-69 College ...
  • Description of Second Confrontation 

    Hicks, Weimer K., 1909-1985 (1969-06)
    An unsigned document, but presumably written by Kalamazoo College President Weimer K. Hicks, describing the second confrontation with the Black Student Organization (BSO) in 1969. A handwritten note on the document states ...
  • Workshop on Negro History and Culture 

    Barrett, Laurence N., 1915-2002 (1969-05-27)
    A memo to all faculty at Kalamazoo College from Laurence Barrett, Acting Dean of Academic Affairs, advertising a summer workshop on Negro History and Culture.
  • Letter Regarding List of Entering Black Freshmen 

    Long, William G. (1969-07-29)
    A letter from Kalamazoo College's Dean of Student Affairs William G. Long in regards to making available a list of Black freshmen entering the College.

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