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Untold Stories: Black History at the University of Oregon

In honor of Black History Month, the Knight Library hosted an exhibit highlighting historic events and student life at the University of Oregon. These often untold stories represent the determination and strength of black students at the university who persevered under often difficult circumstances. The exhibit detailed important “firsts” on campus, including the first black employee, student, and athlete, as well as events during the civil rights era and the creation and activism of the Black Student Union. Also highlighted were a selection of books from the Knight Library circulating collection and Oregon Collection. The exhibit was the precursor to a larger exhibit under development for the following year. The exhibit was co-sponsored by UO Libraries, Office of the Dean of Students, and the Center for Multicultural and Academic Excellence, Office of the Vice President for Equity and Inclusion. It was on display from February 10, 2014 through March 31, 2014, in the Knight Library display cases located in front of the Browsing Room. Find more information on the content of this exhibit at UO Special Collections and University Archives blog post from February 4, 2015.

exhibit poster with the title Untold Stories
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