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Willard Straight Takeover — Africana Library, Cornell University

Witness: The Willard Straight Hall Takeover

In a series of compelling testimonials, Ithaca city residents recall local life before April 19, 1969 — when African American students took over Cornell’s student union, Willard Straight Hall — the events that led up to the takeover, and the aftermath.

Guest: Kent Hubbell, Lucy Brown, Jackie Melton Scott, George Taber and Jane Marcham.

East Hill Notes with Gary Stewart: Espisode 10–April 11, 2009