1960s Students Confronting Race

Throughout the 1960s, students used experiences and ideas influenced by the national Civil Rights movement to shift the culture of the College. We connect sites around campus to instances of Bryn Mawr students confronting race during this pivotal period.

The concerns of students in the 1960s are echoed today. In November 2020, Black, Brown, and first generation low income students formed the Bryn Mawr Strike Coalition and led a strike at the College, the longest in its history. Acting in solidarity with Black and Brown student at Haverford and Haverford’s Black Student Refusing Further Inaction (BSRFI), the demands in the 2020 Open Letter suggest a genealogy of campus activism.  

We aim to link campus in the 1960s to the present, inviting you to question who built the Bryn Mawr we experience today.