Shain Meets Demands newsclipping


Shain Meets Demands newsclipping


Visual Description: This photograph was taken by Kirk Russell and was published on May 6, 1971. It was taken outside Fanning Hall, capturing a group of approximately thirty students engaging in the overnight sit in. The individuals captured in this image are filling the sidewalk and steps leading into Fanning Hall, the administrative building of Connecticut College. The majority of the subjects are facing towards the building while others are facing towards one another as they appear to be engaging in conversation. There is a car parked nearby the crowds, and it seems like the people are hindering some faculties from entering the building. Several students involved were part of the College's Afro-American Society, and took part in this peaceful protest because they wanted to take action towards creating a more diverse campus.


May 6, 1971


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