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Black arm band, October 1963

Title

Black arm band, October 1963

Description

This black armband was worn by members of the Dartmouth College faculty in silent protest of segregationist George Wallace’s visit to Dartmouth in November 1963. Wallace, then the Governor of Alabama, made national headlines before his address in Leverone Field House for his unwavering support of “segregation forever.” In light of Wallace’s segregationist views, dozens of faculty members wearing black armbands assembled along the entryway as Wallace entered Leverone, and later wore them in classrooms and around town.

Date Created

1963

Citation Information

Black arm band. Realia. 1963. Realia 545, Box 2, Object 8, Rauner Special Collections Library.

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