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The Black Experience at Northwestern University Research Guide

Online Exhibits

  • They Demanded Courageously: The 1968 Northwestern Bursar’s Office Takeover is an online exhibit that tells the story of this transformative moment in Northwestern University history. It includes an overview of the trajectory of the reasons students of For Members Only (FMO) and Afro-American Student Union (AASU) presented demands to the University, to the legacy of the Takeover. It also features key documents found at Northwestern University Archives, a timeline, participant biographies, photographs, and bibliographic resources. All images and documents featured on this site live at Northwestern University Archives.
  • Northwestern Community Ensemble: Black Sacred Music and the College Campus is an online exhibit that tells the origins of the choral group and concentrates on the first ten years of the organization. It includes oral history interview clips with the founders, early leaders, and student organization members. It also features archival documents from Northwestern University Archives, donations from alumni, Blackboard Magazine, the Daily Northwestern, and Syllabus Yearbook.