This video is an interview with Deja Moss regarding the 1989 Galpin Takeover. The interview starts off asking about the timeline of the event. Moss explains that the students wanted the institution to respond to the nationwide occurrences of racism. The atmosphere of campus during this time was very tense, and those that were going to be involved were worried they'd be arrested, kicked out, or lose their scholarships. Following the Takeover, students met with President Copeland to discuss the needs/demands. Moss discusses the lack of counselors, not allowing students the ability to take advantage of that resource. "We want to be heard," this is what Moss begins her conclusion with. Moss's message of advice is to not be afraid to stand up for yourselves, and you are not alone.
Sit-ins (Civil rights); Bias, Racial; Interviews
The College of Wooster
Galpin Takeover, Galpin Call-in, peaceful protest, protest, racial tensions, Deja Moss
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"Galpin Takeover Interview: Deja Moss" (2000). Galpin Takeover & Call In. 3.