Writing Our Story

Welcome to Writing Our Story, a digital collection of materials documenting Black student protests at Denison University. This project contains digitized special collection and archival materials to highlight the development of the Black Student Union and Black Studies Center. Writing Our Story also complements the existing special collection and archive materials by providing oral narratives from students, faculty, and staff that participated in periods of Black student empowerment protests, the Black Student Union, and the Black Studies Center at Denison University. We hope that this project will enable people to understand the historical nature of Black student protests and the variability of racial dynamics at Denison University.

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Submissions from 1980

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South Africa Awareness table, Anonymous

Submissions from 1975

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Black faculty and administrators support rejoinder against comments made by T.J. Rice, Denison University

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T.J. Rice responds to negative reactions, T. J. Rice

Submissions from 1974

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Black Student Union Choir performing, Anonymous

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Five members of the Black Student Choir, Anonymous

Submissions from 1973

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Black male student on bench, Anonymous

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Ro Nita Hawes, Anonymous

Submissions from 1972

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David Hooker 1969-1970 Reflections, David Hooker

Submissions from 1970

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Alternate College Courses, Anonymous

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Alternate College invitation, Anonymous

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anonymous complaint - racism at Denison, Anonymous

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Black Student Union support protest, Anonymous

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Friday Schedule - Alternate College Courses, Anonymous

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Hunger strike announcement, Anonymous

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Letter to Board of Trustees regarding sit-in, Anonymous

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Mass meeting in Huffman Hall, Anonymous

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Mass meeting on quad of students, Anonymous

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On the hiring of black professors and advisors, Anonymous

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Saturday Schedule - Alternate College Courses, Anonymous

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Why is there a Systematic Attempt to remove Black people at Denison UniversityΓ, Anonymous

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Report of action of financial aid and scholarship subcommittee, Francis C. Bayley

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Survey on excess classrooms for Black Studies use, Laurence Beinert

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Statement by the Black Student Union, Black Student Union

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Transferring black students recommend incoming freshman to choose another school, Black Student Union

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Memo from Dick Bodorff regarding student visit to see the Board of Trustees, Dick Bodorff