'69 Cornell University Takeover


Jan. 28, 2011, 3:30pm to 5pm

Campus Location

Office/Remote Location

Multicultural Center


Celebrating Black History Month.

"'69 Cornell University Takeover: Black Activism on College Campuses" will feature speaker Frank Dawson, communications professor and chair of the communications department at Santa Monica College in California

Dawson was an undergraduate student at Cornell University in the 1960s during a protest that took place after a burning cross was discovered outside of a black women's cooperative. The protest included an armed takeover of the student union. The events led to significant change on campus. Dawson is currently co-producer/director of "Straight Shot: Guns at Cornell," a feature-length documentary film that chronicles this historical event. For this lecture, he will show the trailer of the documentary and present information about what occured during this time while also exploring the importance of this movement in our contemporary struggle for equitable education.

For more information on this event or the events during Black History Month contact the Diversity and Inclusion office at 702-895-5580.

This event is open to the public.


Admission Information

The event is free.

External Sponsor

Black History Month Planning Commission