22 march 1968 & howard u take 3
#OTD 22 March 1968 Howard University students, who had taken over the administration building (2400 6th St NW) three days earlier, were headline news. Ewart Brown (wearing glasses), Student Assembly president, and fellow students speak to the press that descended onto the campus.
Please comment below. Were you a Howard student in 1968? Did you participate in the takeover? Do you recognize anyone in this photo? Were you a journalist in 1968? You may comment privately here.
Photo: Courtesy DCPL Special Collections, 1968. Photographer unknown.
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?
Color Us Black, 1968 documentary on HU in March 1968. Click here to see part 1. The film was written, produced and narrated by Dick McCutcheon, white. It is a wonderful and problematic documentary. Wonderful because it is a window into Howard in 1968 and you hear from a range of individuals. Problematic because it is framed through the racism and liberalism of McCutcheon. Big thank you to Jazmin Goodwin, Hilltop editor, for telling me about the documentary.