allen building study-in
By Hadeel Abdelhy
On Monday, November 13, 1967, thirty-five African American students from the Afro-American Society staged a “study-in” in front of President Knight's office to denounce the continued use of segregated facilities by student groups as well as Dr. Knight’s membership in the segregated Hope Valley Country Club. This protest led to Knight’s withdrawal from the club and a university anti-segregation policy. This event is worth memorializing because the segregation of Duke did not end with the acceptance of the first black students; rather, it remains an ongoing struggle that merits recognition.
. The Duke Chronicle, Volume 63, Number 29. “Afro-Americans hold sit-in by Knight’s office: SFAC acts on use of segregated facilities in response to protest.” November 13, 1967, Duke University Archives, http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/sizes/dukechronicle_dchnp09028_dchnp090280010/