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"Oxy marches to honor King" - January 14, 1986

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1986 marks the first year of an observed, official Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The Black Student Alliance and the Reconciliation Team of the Protestant Christian Community joined together to develop the commemoration and march for King's honor. The…

Strongest Minority Representation in Oxy History Due to Little-Publicized Committee

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The Minority Admissions Committee formed two years ago recruited 24 of 28 minority students. The committee was formed with the idea of diversifying the occidental student body. Occidental gave special attention to recruiting minority students. The…

"Boesak and Tutu Visit Oxy"- Spring 1990, page 48, La Encina

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Two pages of the La Encina have been dedicated to Reverend Alan Boesak and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, two leaders in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa. Alan Boesak spoke in Thorne Hall and Desmond Tutu delivered a speak in the Greek Bowl.…

"Asian Alliance"- Spring 1990, page 152, La Encina

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This is an excerpt from Occidental College's La Encina dating back to 1990. The page depicts a picture of the Asian Alliance cultural club and pictures of the demonstration that occurred to protest against Florentine Gardens, the nightclub that…

“Students Organize High School Boycotts”

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An editorial comments on Occidental students participation in an Arco and Vons boycott Arco in protest of Prop. 187. Oxy students collaborated with Roosevelt High School and over one hundred students joined in on the boycott.

“Students Sit in at Dean’s Door”

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Over 150 students sat outside of the Dean of Student’s office to protest the cancellation of Alza la Raza just three days before the event. The event would have hosted “three rappers, art displays, tables for Occidental culture clubs, and food…

130 attend 'No on 14' organizing

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130 students attended a student organized meeting about Proposition 14, which would strike down the Rumford Fair Housing Act that was created to combat housing discrimination. The students were joined by a group of faculty members, spearheaded by Dr.…

Occidental given $275,000 for minority scholarships

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President Arthur G. Coons won the Rockefeller Foundation grant to "encourage the enrollment of talented Negro and other minority students and to improve their undergraduate education". The money was to be distributed in the following way: $240,000…

CORE club is approved by senators

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Occidental College's Associated Students of Occidental College (ASOC) approves Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) to become a student organization. Though ASOC was first concerned that CORE was more tied to off-campus direction action and did not…

"Our Brother's Brother" - February 10, 1944, pg. 2, The Occidental

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This article calls for Oxy students to become more aware of the racial climate of LA, where there is a demand to have enforced living in a specific part of the city for Negro citizens.