Student activism on American college campuses, including the University of Denver (DU), rose significantly with the onset of the women’s movement, civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, and related social movements. In the past decade, both on the DU campus and beyond, social media has played a major role in activist movements, providing activists with a platform to highlight injustice, build community, and rally people to their cause. Where relevant, hashtags for protest actions are included in image captions.
This exhibit features images from the University of Denver Archives, as well as images provided by student activists on the DU campus for recent protest actions. The exhibit is necessarily limited to protest actions documented in the Archives or by student activists and available to the exhibit curators.
The exhibit curators are grateful to the students and student groups whose work - in so many respects - contributed to this exhibit. We see you. We appreciate you. Thank you.
Kayanne Klipka (DU MLIS '17) & Kate Crowe (Curator of Special Collections and Archives)