The Civil Rights Movement reached an all time high in the 1960’s, with goals such as desegregation and job equality combined with non-violent tactics the Civil Rights Movement was easily accessible. During this time period the higher education community took action to become more involved in the Black community. One way this was accomplished was through domestic student exchanges with Historically Black Colleges and Universities. While the objective of these exchanges differed at each institution one overarching goal was to experience and learn from a culture other than your own. This study focuses on exchanges between The College of Wooster and Miles College, Macalester College with both Morehouse College and Knoxville College and lastly between Amherst College and Morehouse College. By utilizing primary source material that focused on the exchanges this study examines the way that these exchanges affected not only the institutions but also the participants. Black student activism is increasingly becoming a popular topic among scholars, this study offers perspective and analysis on an often forgotten topic .


Baumgartner, Kabria

Second Advisor

Gunn, Raymond


History; Sociology and Anthropology

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Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis



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