Tag: Ford Hall

  • Statement from Dr. Ronald Walters, 1st Chair of the Brandeis African-American Studies Department

    After finding out about the CARS proposal to transform the AAAS department into an interdisciplinary program, I emailed Dr. Ronald Walters, who was hired as the first chair of the department after the Ford Hall protests in 1969.  He sent me a lengthy response, which appears below. It’s a powerful statement, and everyone should read […]

  • Ford Hall Here We Come!

    Ever wondered what it was like to be a Brandeis student taking over Ford Hall in 1969? Forty Years Later: The Ford Hall Takeover An LTS Show & Tell Event Come learn about the 1969 event that had Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) at Brandeis saying, “Black people never win by asking politely.” Archives […]