Concerned Students of All Colors ’88-’89

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1988 Grievances (1, 2, 3)





1988 Demands (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)








1989 Context and Demands (1, 2, 3, 4) (Demands on page 4)





1986 – Racist messages deface steps to Lilly Hall

1987 – Students of color voice concerns at Mwangi press conference; Black faculty member resigns, writes letter to the editor

1988 – Racist notes in Cutter House discussed; Outcry over search process for affirmative action officer; Concerned Students of All Colors (CSAC) holds press conference, protest march; Committee on Community Policy (CCP) centers last forums on grievance procedures; Concerned Students of All Colors (CSAC) discusses legal options with Justice Department official; In response to demands, draft of civil rights policy presented; Restructured affirmative action officer search committee meets with student leaders; Two students receive racist hate notes, President Dunn sends memo; Trustees unanimously vote for Smith Design against racism; Wesley House hate note recipient speaks out

1989 – College closes racist notes investigation; Four black students in Chapin House receive racist notes; All-college meeting held, demands presented; First Otelia Cromwell Day held