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March 5, 2014 9:44 AM Subscribe
I, Too, Am Harvard.
posted by zarq (38 comments total)
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A photo campaign highlighting the faces and voices of black students at Harvard College. 63 students participated, sharing their experiences with ignorance and racism. "Our voices often go unheard on this campus, our experiences are devalued, our presence is questioned-- this project is our way of speaking back, of claiming this campus, of standing up to say: We are here. This place is ours. We, TOO, are Harvard."
A video will premiere on March 7th. Preview
Recent, similar activist social media projects to raise awareness of the minority experience at large universities:
* #BBUM: Being Black at University of Michigan
(Background: NY Times
* #dbkgu: Dangerous Black Kids of Georgetown University
(Photos of students alongside lists of their achievements and aspirations)
The Root: Black College Students Launch Artistic Social Media Campaigns About Race