Race at Columbia, Then and Now

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Race at Columbia, Then and NowFriday, April 25, 2008

Forty years of struggle at Columbia, from opposing the gym in Morningside Park to demanding ethnic studies; from the anti-apartheid divestment campaign to hunger strikes. What are the common threads among the critiques made by people of color at Columbia? Is the campus still fragmented along color lines? Are the interventions of yesterday still viable today?

  • Thulani Davis, writer, Barnard ’70
  • Arnim Johnson, attorney, Columbia College ’71
  • Manning Marable, Professor of Public Affairs, Political Science, and History, Columbia University
  • Johanna Ocana, Lucha, Columbia College student
  • Claytoya Tugwell, Black Student Organization, Columbia College ’10
  • Sudhir Venkatesh, Professor of Sociology, Columbia University, Director of the Center for Urban Research and Policy, Director of the Charles H. Revson Fellowship Program
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