Black Demands at Beloit College, 1969

The Black Demands of 1969 were a list of changes the black students at Beloit College wanted to see on campus. They wanted changes in the curriculum, faculty, admissions, living spaces, and the implementation of specific programs for minority students. The aim of the demands was to make black students feel comfortable and accepted on campus.

The Black Demands were created at the end of the Civil Rights Movement - both had goals for the inclusion of black people in a predominantly white society. While the demands were not implemented in exactly the way the students wanted, they did create a lasting effect on the history of Beloit College and inflicted gradual change on campus.    

This exhibit intends to interrogate how the Black Demands has continually impacted Beloit College throughout the decades.