NUAMPS is providing video support for this event this afternoon and all day tomorrow in the McCormick Tribune auditorium on the Evanston campus. The conference has been convened to commemorate the day in May of 1968 when 100 students participated in a non-violent, 38-hour sit-in to protest the university’s treatment of black students, and to celebrate the legacy of that historic act. Sponsored by the Center for African American History, the program features documentary screenings, readings, and panel discussions. This celebration of such a formative moment in University history is sure to make for a very rich and interesting video piece.
A highlight of today’s program: twelve of the participants in the 1968 sit-in joined together in a panel discussion to talk about their experience with the Movement.