In 1968, 65 Black students walked off Brown's campus and into history. Fifty years later, the University invited the community to commemorate those landmark steps and discuss the path forward.
On September 21-23, 2018, more than 700 alumni, students, faculty, and guests convened for a full weekend of events to reflect on that milestone, engage in dialogue on Brown's progress toward diversity and inclusion, and be part of an historic gathering 50 years in the making.
Here is some of what they saw, heard, and felt:
Bridging past and future
An exhibition and two intriguing panel discussions started off the weekend early on Friday afternoon.
Visitors explored the history and legacies of the Southern Freedom Movement in the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice's (CSSJ) new exhibition, The Civil Rights Movement: Unfinished Business.