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Rutherfurd Living History Posts


Welcome to the Rutherfurd Living History blog! The Living History site is repository of oral histories in the form of interactive transcripts. The Living History…


“Institutions Need to Be Pushed”: An Oral History of the Allen Building Takeover

On February 13th, 1969, approximately 60 Duke students occupied the first floor of the Allen Building to protest the university’s failure to meet the needs of black students. Their demands included the creation of a black studies program, a summer transitional program for black freshmen, and a black student union.