Protests

Derrick Bell at Student Rally
On Campus

Derrick Bell at Student Rally

Derrick Bell speaks at a student organized, Harvard Law School rally for faculty diversity.

HLS Lounge Vector
Harvard Law School

HLS Lounge Vector

HLS Student Support of Reclaim's Propositions

Professor Derrick Bell
Race

Students Carry On Tradition of Race Activism at the Law School

A new generation of activists is at the Law School’s helm. Student activists’ demands are broader and their tactics adapted, as they have drawn inspiration from their predecessors and built their own movement on the foundation of a vibrant history of protest at the Law School.

Gulf War Harvard Square Protest
Student Life

In the Shadow of Vietnam, Students Brought the Gulf War to Campus

For almost all the members of the Class of 1991, the Gulf War was the first major U.S. military operation in their memory. To some students, the Gulf War was like a flash in the pan, seemingly over before it started. To others, the intervention was an important event that signaled what role the U.S. would play in world affairs in the coming years.

Quincy Sheets
Reunions

Quincy Sheets

Quincy House draped in anti-war bedsheet banners

"Freedom of Speech is Not Neutral"
On Campus

"Freedom of Speech is Not Neutral"

A wall in the Caspersen Student Center of Harvard Law School bears messages from members of activist group Reclaim Harvard Law as well as other students who claim the group has had a chilling effect on campus freedom of speech.

Kurt C. Krieger '16
On Campus

Kurt C. Krieger '16

Kurt C. Krieger, Harvard Law School 3L and vocal critic of activist group Reclaim Harvard Law, wrote a letter to the editor in The Harvard Law Record criticizing the activists' narrow focus on campus-based issues.

Professor Derrick Bell
Race

Professor Derrick Bell

Derrick Bell walks with a group of Harvard Law School students after taking a voluntary unpaid leave of absence to protest the lack of tenured minority female professors.

Students Boycott Classes at Harvard Law School
Central Administration

Students Boycott Classes at Harvard Law School

Law students protest outside of President Bok's office in April 1991. Over 300 Harvard Law School students participated in a class boycott, asking for increased faculty diversity.

Black Law Student Association Protestor
Central Administration

Black Law Student Association Protestor

The Black Law Students Association, showing support for Professor Derrick Bell, rallied outside of President Bok's office in April 1991.

Law Student Rally
Central Administration

Law Student Rally

Students rally for faculty diversity at Harvard Law School in 1991.

Law Students Sit-In Dean Clark's Office
Central Administration

Law Students Sit-In Dean Clark's Office

Harvard Law School students staging a sit-in in Griswold Hall hold a strategy meeting to decide what they will do if the police enter the building.

Belinda Hall Awards
Race

Closing a Year of Activism, Law Students Hold Informal Commencement

​Balloons and around 100 people filled the student lounge at Harvard Law School to commemorate graduating student activists and a year of continued race-related activism at the school in an informal commencement ceremony Tuesday evening.

Extension School Protest
Extension School

Extension School Students Rally for Degree Name Change

A small crowd of students from Harvard Extension School gathered on the steps of University Hall Saturday afternoon to protest the degree name that will appear on each of their diplomas, arguing for a certificate more representative of their experience at the school.