dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
21 march 1968 & howard u take 2

21 march 1968 & howard u take 2

#OTD 21 March 1968 Howard University students continue their protest and takeover of the administration building. There were ~700 students inside the building and 100+ students in solidarity outside of the building. 

Members of the steering committee (above), including Adrienne Manns, Anthony Gittens, Alfred Baggington Johnson and Q T Jackson, strategize and read newspaper coverage. They met with administration officials today to discuss their demands, which included:

1. no disciplinary action for Charter Day protesters
2. making HU a black-centered university via curriculum & political/philosophical commitment
2. student input in disciplinary hearings
3. President James Nabrit's resignation

Please comment below. Were you a Howard student in 1968? Did you participate in the takeover? Did you decide not to participate in the takeover? Were you on the steering committee? Do you recognize anyone in this photo? Do you know which room/floor this meeting took place in? You may comment privately here.

Photo: Courtesy DCPL Special Collections, 1968. Photographer unknown.
Paul Delaney and Ernest Holsendolph, "Howard U. Aides to Meet Protestors," Evening Star 21 March 1968.
Rick Massimo, "'Our Demand Is An Answer: 50 Years Since Howard University Protest," WTOP 19 March 2018
Tom Myles, Centennial Plus 1: A Photographic and Narrative Account of the Black Student Revolution: Howard University 1965-1968, 1969. J L Pinderhughes, art editor. Do you have this book in your collection?

22 march 1968 & howard u take 3

22 march 1968 & howard u take 3

20 March 1968 & howard u students take over admin building

20 March 1968 & howard u students take over admin building