University of Chicago sit-ins


“The University of Chicago sit-ins were a series of nonviolent protests at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois in 1962. The protests were called to end the reported segregation of students in the university. Led by a young Bernie Sanders, the demonstration became the first civil rights sit-in in Chicago history. According to Chicago Maroon managing editor Avima Ruder, a staffer at the student paper found a copy of the University budget, and ‘we discovered that the University owned a lot of segregated apartment buildings…It was really bizarre because our student population at that point was largely white, but there was no segregation, there weren’t separate dorms for African American students—if someone had suggested that, people would have been appalled.’ Initially foregoing publishing the news, editors gave the apartment addresses to the Student Government, who reached out to the university chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) to ‘conduct six test cases in which African American students attempted and failed to secure apartments in the segregated buildings.’ …”
Wikipedia
U. Chicago: A political education

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