Demonstrations and Wins

Black students fought for their demands through persistence and resilience. The students demonstrated their frustration towards the administration through sit ins and protests.  While the students had physical demonstrations, some alumni urged the administration through letters to listen to the students and implement changes.  

Once the administration decided their stance on the demands, President Miller Upton gave a verbal and written response. He stated that the administration was willing to implement many of the demands, but not those calling for separatism (such as separate housing for black students) and student quotas by race.   

After the Black Demands were "won," the college implemented programs for minority community development. The college used these changes to appeal to prospective  students as an institution accepting of black students.  

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