1968 Student Unrest


The 1968 Student Unrest collection details the events surrounding the DSC student demonstrations led by the Student Government Association in May 1968. In the midst of the civil rights movement, students were frustrated not only by the contemporary political and social climes of the nation, but also of Delaware State College. They sought a diversity of campus changes including less restrictive visitation rights and better rodent control in the dormitories, extended library hours, the development of black studies academic courses, and enhanced community with the city of Dover. In order to voice their dissatisfaction, the students interrupted the dedication ceremony of the Martin Luther King Student Center and a men’s dormitory.

This collection contains materials created by college administrators in preparation of the MLK Student Center and Medgar Evers dormitory dedication ceremony as well as materials generated in the wake of the demonstration. Materials of the latter variety include documentation of disciplinary actions against students (restricted), Board of Trustee meeting materials, reactionary correspondence from students, parents, alumni, and the Dover community, and news clippings.

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