From its founding in 1831 to the present day, Wesleyan students have been known as activists. Wesleyan’s University Archivist, Suzy Taraba ’77, and Assistant University Archivist, Valerie Gillispie, will present some of the highlights of this long history. Among the topics discussed will be Wesleyan students’ involvement in 19th century missionary, abolitionist, and temperance work; the peace activism and community service of the 1930s, the Civil Rights movement, the Vietnam-era anti-war movement, South African divestment, and contemporary identity politics. A reception will follow the presentation.
Date: April 20
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Place: Daniel Family Commons, Usdan