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Class of 2022
Environmental Studies – Mathematics
Summer 2021

This paper aims to explore the history of black student activism at St. Lawrence University starting in 1968 leading up to the activism that the Black Laurentian Initiative is doing today. Recent black student social justice activism was indirectly born from the activism that students did in the 1960s and 70s. I will be exploring what methods of activism seemed to be effective, and which seemed to be ineffective. They wrote manifestos, letters to the university, had meetings with faculty and the president of the university, worked with the student government, and wrote student news articles to document and work through their requests.