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1969 Sit-in

For all of us in these three reunion classes, the Sit-in was a profound experience.  The Black Liberation Archive is a remarkable, in-depth resource. I include the credits from it to give an insight into its origins.

1969 Black Student Protest Movement: A Short History is a very brief introduction on the College website with links to the Black Liberation 1969 Archive and other intervies..

1969 Black Liberation Archive website has documents and interviews related to SASS between 1968-1972. This site is a digital archive designed in support of Black Liberation 1969: Black Studies in History Theory and Praxis taught at Swarthmore College by Professor Allison Dorsey. Nabil Kashyap (Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Scholarship), Alison Roseberry-Polier '14 (research assistant), John Gagnon '17 (summer intern) and Maria Mejia '15 (summer intern) were the research and design team for the site. Nyantee Asherman designed the logo.

The site includes nearly 1,000 documents - collected from College archives, interviews, personal collections, and newspaper records - showing an array of voices and viewpoints from this time. The digital archive also includes a timeline that highlights the key events in the experience of black students at Swarthmore from 1964 to 1972.