A Look Back at The Village

Take a look back at The Village that occurred at Penn State in the spring of 2001.

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

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About Adriana Lacy (64 Articles)
Adriana is from the oh-so-famous town of “Right Outside of Philly,” Pennsylvania currently double majoring in Public Relations and African-American Studies. She is a passionate sports fan, avid reader, and an obsessive tweeter. In her spare time, she enjoys writing about sports and social justice while drinking urban-framed, artisan crafted coffee. A proud black student, Adriana considers herself a social justice warrior and strives to promote racial equality and diversity in her community. Email her at adriana@undergroundvoices.co and tweet with her at @adriana_lacy

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