1968 Demands – Pembroke College

1968 Demands

In 1968 Black women from Pembroke College organized a walk out to Congdon St. Church. They camped here for three days in an attempt to force the University to increase the number of Black students in the entering class to 11%. The result was a 300% increase in Black student enrollment. The students also demanded that a center be created for the Afro-American society, where students could have social functions and use for office space. Demands for an African-American studies program and for an increase in black faculty at Brown were also made. From this event, the Transitional Summer Program, which later became the Third World Transition Program was created.

 

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