Yesterday and today at Amherst and at institutions of higher education throughout the United States, students have gathered to demand a more “just and inclusive environment” on college campuses. The Frost Library is honored to be a site of this student movement on campus.
Amherst students have a long history of speaking out on issues of race and of public demonstration on campus. Evidence of past student activism on campus can be found in the Archives and Special Collections.
The Race and Rebellion at Amherst College exhibition is currently on exhibit in the Archives and Special Collections and in the Lobby of Frost Library. This exhibit “explores the history of student activism and black lives on campus from the 1820s to the present day. From the founding of the Anti-Slavery Society in 1833 to the Moratorium on Black Dissatisfaction in May 1969 to the Hands Up, Don’t Shoot! walkout in December 2014.”