Dartmouth emphatically supports the national movement to end racial injustice at all levels of our society and joins with the movement in saying Black Lives Matter. 

The information below will connect you to Dartmouth resources for alumni related to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Resources will be updated regularly as additional materials become available. Alumni Relations invites you to explore these resources and welcomes your feedback at dartmouth.alumni.relations@dartmouth.edu.

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The Black Experience: Alumni Perspective

Dartmouth alumni talk about racial and social justice, racism, and inclusivity in published stories, opinion pieces, podcasts, and other media.
 

“Black Power at Dartmouth” Conscientious students forced an elite, white College to evolve during the racially turbulent 1960s.

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“In my experience, if you’re Black and a woman, nothing else is visible. Not the scrubs, not the suit, not the name and credentials.”

—Dr. Odette Harris ’91, director of brain injury care at Stanford Medicine 

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Dartmouth Faculty on Racial Injustice, Black History and More

Faculty at Dartmouth discuss the Black experience in news stories, letters, and other media.

“If you don’t think the justice system is going to bring justice, then you start to look for other approaches.”

—Professor of History Matthew Delmont

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Ella Smith

“We have to get past the talking,” says Dartmouth professor Ella L.J. Bell Smith. “How many stories from Black folks do you need?”

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Dartmouth Initiatives: Building a Culture of Inclusivity

Dartmouth programs, organizations, and initiatives with a focus on inclusivity and equity.

 

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We're telling stories about inclusion and diversity from Dartmouth’s past.

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“For historically disenfranchised people, some healing has to happen first, and it occurs when our lives are treated with dignity, respect, and care.”

—Latria Graham ’08 Source: Outside

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Black Lives Matter Media

Video, speeches, and podcasts on the Black experience at Dartmouth.

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Dartmouth Institutional Resources

Resources across Dartmouth that provide deeper insights into racial justice and racial and social equity.

In January 1965 Malcolm X arrived at Dartmouth for a speech at the invitation of Ahmed Osman, Class of 1965.

On campus, Malcolm stayed overnight in Cutter Hall and spoke in Spaulding Auditorium as a part of the Undergraduate Lecture Series. Malcolm’s lecture was titled “The Black Revolution in America.” 

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The E.E. Just Program seeks to increase the number of underrepresented minorities at Dartmouth pursuing degrees and careers in STEM disciplines.

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A Call to Action: Statements on Racial Equality and Social Justice

Statements from Dartmouth leadership, professional schools, departments, centers, and institutes.