The Bucknell Civil Rights Project

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Digital Project

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The Bucknell Civil Rights Project is an archive of Bucknell’s records from the Civil Rights era. It provides documentation of civil rights issues at Bucknell; Bucknell’s NAACP chapter and scholarship opportunities for Black students; information on African American speakers that visited the University; materials on exchange programs Bucknell participated in with historically Black universities; the University’s ongoing effort to increase diversity; and the difficulties that Black students attending predominantly white universities during this time period often faced.

Griot students are combing Bucknell’s archives for additional material and collaborating with the Digital Scholarship team to enhance the display of this information.