The Black Student Sit-In took place at Northwestern University in 1968

May 3

On May 3, 1968, the Black Student Sit-In took place at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.

In 1968, black students at Northwestern University took control of Bursar’s Office and orchestrated a monumental sit-in. The demands were presented to the administration by the Afro-American Student Union president. The demands included increasing financial aid, adding African American history curriculum, and increasing the enrollment by black students.

After nearly 2 days, the sit-in ended after the administration agreed to some of the demands. 


Sources

Lindell, R. (n.d.). Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences. The Black Student Sit-In of 1968: Weinberg College – Northwestern University. https://weinberg.northwestern.edu/after-graduation/weinberg-magazine/spring-summer-2015/black-student-sit-in-1968.html 

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