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Revolution: Civil Rights at UB, 1960-1975

Revolution: Civil Rights at UB, 1960-1975 revisits a significant era in the history of our nation, presenting a snapshot view of the social transformation that occurred in the United States, in Buffalo and at UB during this time. The individuals and events highlighted in our yearlong exhibitions and on our website, reflect a time when UB students and faculty were actively involved in the struggle for political and social justice. Many of these national leaders and activists came to UB at the invitation of our student organizations, reflecting the high level of student engagement in issues that challenged the status quo.

In creating our exhibitions and the content for the Revolution website, content was drawn from materials housed in the University Archives, including audio recordings and many of the photographs. The Libraries Digital Collections, such as those of the UB Reporter and the student newspaper, the Spectrum, also provided a wealth of research material. Oral histories, gathered by UB students will become a permanent part of the record on the Revolution website and in the University Archives.

The struggle for social justice will be the focus of ongoing events throughout 2019 at UB. This website will continue to develop as newly-found information is added to the site.