Digital History at Ursinus

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From the 2004 Ruby yearbook, Cafe Nia was an event held to celebrate and remember ancestors and black history. Cafe Nia is an event where primarily students of color at Ursinus College come together for a meal and host speakers and performances.…

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This Ursinus Grizzly newspaper article from September 23, 1988 coincides with the release of the first official Ursinus College Bridge Program report describing and assessing the Bridge Program. The article goes on to explain what the program is and…

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Richard Richter memos the Senior Staff about his recent hiring of two black faculty members and a recruitment counselor in the Admissions Office for their plans to create the Bridge Program. This memo exhibits the progress being made on a strategic…

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The document gives a summary of what the Bridge Program is about and the types of students that would benefit the most from it. It explains when the students will arrive, where they will reside for the four weeks, and how all expenses will be…

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In this newspaper article, the author writes about the initial treatment that black students being admitted to Ursinus were facing. In specific, he argues about the age of the student and the rights that they have earned and continue to earn.…

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A one-page typed document encouraging the school to adapt new strategies for minorities to be able to obtain a higher education. The document begins with exhibiting the effects of having a diverse strategic approach influenced by a conference at…

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In The Grizzly, published February 3rd, 2011, Joshua Walsh wrote “First African-American graduate to be honored,” recognizing and awarding William Robert Crigler who was the first African-American graduate of Ursinus College in 1956. After an…

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In The Grizzly, published February 1st, 2007, Jon Gagas wrote “What’s going on with Exposure.” One evening the semester prior, Exposure had a potluck dinner where students of every color came together for a communal meal. Exposure is a group that…

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In this article of the Ursinus Weekly, Byron Jackson goes into small detail about the movement for student rights. The article attempts to bridge the gap between the acquisition of student rights, and the striving of black people towards their…

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The article is a brief recounting of black students at Swarthmore College in their fight for acceptance. In their protest, they ask for programs of education and to promote the realization of the Black struggle. The Afro-American students Society of…
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