From the Archives: In this article from a February 1966 paper, graduate student Musa Shamuyarira wrote about the economic and social inequality between white settlers and native Africans in Rhodesia, a former British Colony founded by controversial British businessman Cecil Rhodes. Student activists at Oxford University, where a statue of Rhodes stands, have challenged his memorialization, arguing against the celebration of racist figures on campus. Efforts to remove his statue run concurrently with other national movements, including at Harvard, where students argue the Law School seal should be changed so that it does not endorse the slave trading Royall family, which endowed the school with its first professorship.
In the January 21, 1966 paper of The Harvard Crimson, General Electric ran an advertisement encouraging “the wide-awake type” to apply for a variety of positions in the energy company. General Electric recently announced that it would be moving its headquarters to Boston, leaving its current place in Fairfield, Connecticut.
German Egyptologist Thomas L. Gertzen read correspondence exchanged by prominent German archaeologists and French and Egyptian directors of antiquities.
In solidarity with the BGLT students, many students hung pink triangles outside of their windows following the Mather incident.
Above, James Bevel (left, in skullcap) and James Forman (center) attempted to calm people sitting in a street in Montgomery, AL. Motorcycle policemen listen in background. At left, sheriff’s possemen use horses to interfere in a picket of the Capitol building.
The Bisexual, Gay, and Lesbian Students Association holds an “eat in” at the Kirkland dining hall where several days before, slurs were allegedly hurled at two students tabling for Bisexual, Gay, and Lesbian Awareness Days.
A "youthful demonstrator" appeared in a February 10, 1965 issue of The Crimson.
A photograph of Albert Maher '63-2 entreating a mob at Memorial Church appeared in The Crimson on February 13, 1965.