The Black Studies Movement, 1965-1975

The Black Studies Movement, 1965-1975



Maleah Aujenae Wells



This presentation will explore the Black Studies Movement of the 60-70s, analyzing the grassroots activism of Black students in higher education. Although the movement was a national phenomenon, this research will put its focus on the University of Dayton during 1965-1975, using the Black Studies Movement as a lens to look at UD through. Black students on campus organized protests and issued a list of demands to the UD administration in 1969. This list of demands included the establishment of a Black Studies Institute, better recruitment of Black students and professors, and etc. We will be able to better analyze the events that took place on the University of Dayton’s campus by looking into the importance of Black Studies and the impact of the Black Power Era.

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Project Designation

Capstone Project

Primary Advisor

Ashleigh S. Lawrence-Sanders

Primary Advisor's Department



Stander Symposium project, College of Arts and Sciences

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education; Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

The Black Studies Movement, 1965-1975