February 24, 1969
Rutgers Diversity
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Conklin Hall Takeover

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THE LIBERATION OF CONKLIN HALL - VIDEO INTERVIEWS

"We Only Know What We Can Remember"

Prof. Clement Alexander Price
Rutgers - Newark

 

 

Conklin Hall Takeover

 

 

 

“Going to the President of Rutgers’ mansion was like going to the mountain top.  Someone, perhaps the help, let us into the study.  It had to be around 11:00 PM. 

 

In came the man himself, dressed in an expensive robe and smoking a pipe.  Perhaps Daddy Warbucks with hair: He seemed to be the embodiment of power.  Joe stepped forward and handed him the paperwork to sign. They talked.

 

The way they talked to each other, they sounded like they were of equal status.  Maybe both were relieved that the confrontation was over, for now”.  - Claude, 69’ Liberator