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Photographs of Black Moratorium, 1969 May 14

Item Information

Title:
Photographs of Black Moratorium, 1969 May 14
Description:
Black and white photographs of Black Moratorium, a one-day suspension of classes to allow for College-wide discussion and seminars relating to issues of race relations and Black dissatisfaction. The Moratorium was held thanks to advocacy efforts of the Afro-American Society (later renamed Black Students' Union). Photographed are students, faculty, staff, speakers, and visitors. Individuals photographed include Ralph Ellison, Prosser Gifford (Amherst College Dean of Faculty, 1967-1979), and Calvin Hastings Plimpton (President of Amherst College, 1960-1971). Events photographed are in various locations including in Johnson Chapel, in Valentine Hall, in Porter Lounge of Converse Hall, and in a classroom. These photographs were taken by the College Photographer for the Office of Public Affairs (now the Office of Communications). Jim Gerhard was the College Photographer from the mid-1960s to 1971.
Photographer:
Gerhard, Jim, 1942-1971
Date:
May 14, 1969
Format:
Photographs
Location:
Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Job 69-002-B1 through B7 (shelf locator)
Collection (local):
Amherst College Photographer Records
Subjects:
Photographs
Students
Faculty
Student strike, 1969
Student movements
Anti-racism
Amherst College
Places:
MassachusettsHampshire (county)Amherst
Extent:
169 photographs
Link to Item:
Terms of Use:
Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)
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Place of origin:
Amherst (Mass.)
Notes (object):
Original 35mm (roll film) black and white negatives digitized positive.