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Sit In, Stand Up: Activism at UMass Amherst 1967-75 Exhibition Opening

An exhibition created by History of Art and Architecture students featuring photographs from the university archives and yearbooks showing campus protests and demonstrations.

In the 1960s, students around the nation protested against war, politics, racial and gender injustices, and institutional abuse.  In what can be called the language of the unheard, they took part in marches, discussions, gatherings, and sit-ins. The movements and moments of UMass student protestors have been captured and stored in University Archives and yearbooks. Now, forty-five years after the Kent State tragedy in 1970, and amidst a still-troubled world, we present photographs depicting student activism that demonstrate our campus’s history and heritage of activism and protest.