From Integration to Black Studies

Duke Context

Graduate and Theological Schools desegregated

September 1961

Undergraduate college desegregated

September 1962

First 5 undergraduate students enrolled

September 1963

Allen Building Study In

November 17, 1964 - November 18, 1964

Samuel DuBois Cook becomes first Black faculty

September 1966

Silent Vigil

April 5, 1968 - April 11, 1968

Afro-American Society recognized

September 1968

Black Week

February 6, 1969 - February 13, 1969

Allen Building Takeover

February 13, 1969 - February 14, 1969

Black Studies Program implemented

February 16, 1969

Southern Context

UNC desegregated

September 1955

Greensboro Sit-Ins

February 1, 1960 - February 7, 1960

Emory and Wake Forest integrated

April 1962

National Context

Brown vs. Board of Education

May 17, 1954 - May 18, 1954

Civil Rights Act 1964

July 2 1964 - July 3 1964

Black Campus Movement

1965 - 1972

Malcolm X assassinated

February 21, 1965 - February 22, 1965

Stokley Carmichael introduces "Black Power"

June 1966 - July 1966

MLK assassinated

April 4, 1968 - April 5, 1968

San Francisco State College Strike

November 1968 - March 1969