The 1960s marked a pivotal decade for the United States in terms of civil rights for African Americans and the efforts they utilized to seek changes in race relations. The black community employed a variety of methods to champion civil rights and changes in American values, one of which was black student activism. Drawing on institutional and social documents from the College, this Independent Study examines the ways in which black students challenged institutional values at The College of Wooster between the 1960s and the 1990s. Historians and scholars are increasingly examining black student activism of the 1960s and 1970s, often excluding black students’ efforts of the 1980s. By analyzing the evolution of black student activism at the College, this study links student activists’ efforts from the 1960s through the 1990s. Inherently contributing to the broader national historical perspective.


King, Shannon




Social History

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Bachelor of Arts

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Senior Independent Study Thesis



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