This remarkable eight-page report was produced by an integrated group of undergraduate and graduate students as members of a committee of the student government, the All-University Council’s Committee on Negro Discrimination. It was sent to President Coffman in 1935 with the request that one African American male student be admitted to the dormitory. The authors covered legal rights for integration. They queried colleges and universities throughout the United States about integrated student housing. They spoke to students on the campus. It represented an impressive effort and commitment to the racial integration of student housing.
President Coffman and the Regents rejected their request on the grounds that it was not good for white and “Negro” students to live together.
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