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Students Protesters Crossing Street

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Identifier: 016.EEPN.5.008


  • Creation: 1969-02-20 - 1969-02-21


On February 20, 1969, around 50 students marched across campus and locked themselves in Pierce Hall in support of the “Black Demands” that students made to the administration at Eastern Michigan University. These demands were in support of more racial, social, and gender equality on campus and more fairness in the admissions process. The police were called to remove students from the building and fourteen were arrested. After these arrests were made, 100 students marched to the President’s house to demand the release of the 14 arrested students.

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Bruce T. Halle Library, Room 310
955 West Circle Drive
Ypsilanti Michigan 48197