In spring of 2001, “The Village” formed at Penn State. Over 100 Penn State students of different races marched from Old Main to the HUB-Robeson Center in protest of the treatment of black students on campus and then camped out in the HUB-Robeson Center for over a week.
In The Village, students danced, hugged, prayed, and united as they occupied the center for a very important cause.
Much of what happened at The Village was documented by Penn State student Matthew Broussard. Check out the videos below to get a glimpse into a tumultuous year in the fight for equality at Penn State:
Photo Credit: Robin Hoecker