Afro-Am room created

March 13, 1969

Afro-Am room created

(Date is for when it was reported in the Sophian)

In March, 1969 the college designated a space in Davis as the African American Studies Room, described as “a convenient central meeting place” that would host mixers, receptions, and meetings of the BSA. On a “widely separated campus,” the room was intended as a place for Black students to socialize, study, or just get away from the tensions of a white college.” A handful of resource collections were also housed here, including books and music (records) related to Black and African culture.

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[Last updated on October 24, 2018]