As Authored by Briana Tang via The Dartmouth
“Chants of “We shall overcome” and “Black Lives Matter” echoed through the Green yesterday evening as more than 150 students, faculty, staff and community members dressed in black, walked from Novack Café to Dartmouth Hall in a demonstration of solidarity with the black communities at University of Missouri and Yale University and the larger Black Lives Matter movement.
Jonathan Diakanwa ’16, the president of Dartmouth’s chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of the Colored People and one of the organizers of the demonstration, said that he thought the protest was powerful and that there was “a lot of raw energy and raw emotion” on display.”
Dartmouth’s chapter of the NAACP and Student Assembly organized the Blackout, at first as a response to the vandalism of the #BlackLivesMatter display in the Collis Atrium after its reveal last Thursday. The display shows 74 shirts representing the 74 unarmed individuals who lost their lives to police brutality this year. Twenty-eight of these shirts were black, representing the 28 unarmed black individuals killed by police brutality in 2015…
Follow the source for more details about the Dartmouth’s Faculty participation in the protest, student reactions, and the response from the President of Dartmouth’s NAACP Chapter.
As a follow up, The College sees no official reports of violence at protest, despite rumors – http://thedartmouth.com/2015/11/17/college-sees-no-official-reports-of-violence-at-protest-despite-rumors/