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The Originals: African American Faculty and Senior Administrators Exhibition at Berkeley

Dates: May 1 – September 1, 2014
every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Location: Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley

This exhibition highlights the Regional Oral History Office’s recently completed project to conduct interviews with 18 pioneering African American faculty and senior administrators who joined Berkeley before the advent of affirmative action policies in the 1970s. By their example, achievements, and professional work these leaders helped lay the groundwork for diversity and access at the university, opening doors of opportunity and economic uplift for all traditionally disadvantaged and underrepresented groups in the state. Transcript excerpts, photographs, correspondence, publications, and other documentation from ROHO, the University Archives, and The Bancroft Library manuscript collections illustrate the experiences of these pioneers.

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