A People’s History of Harvard

By Prince A. Williams

Lessons From The Living Wage Campaign

The 2002 film “Occupation” tells the story of Harvard students’ 21-day occupation of Massachusetts Hall, a student dormitory and administrative office building that houses the office of the University president. The occupation was the boiling point of a four-year campaign for a living wage for all Harvard employees.

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Remembering Aaron Bushnell: Palestine and the Legacy of Self-Immolation

“Many of us like to ask ourselves, ‘What would I do if I was alive during slavery? Or the Jim Crow South? Or apartheid? What would I do if my country was committing genocide?’

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When Harvard Became Black

Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the second Black person to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard, started Negro History Week in February 1926, laying the foundation for the Black History Month we know and celebrate today.

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From Vietnam to Palestine: How Harvard Suppresses Student Protest

On Nov. 29, the African and African American Resistance Organization and the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Caucus of the Harvard Graduate Student Union organized a student walkout as part of a week of action in solidarity with the people of Palestine. We asked students to walk out of the last fifteen minutes of their class for the nearly 15,000 (at the time) Palestinians who were dead or under the rubble.

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