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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
- Podcast episode of Soul on Ice, talking to Kyle Boyd ’12 of the Seattle Kraken
- Kaya Thomas ’17, creator of “We Read Too,” a book resource app that features titles written by authors of color. Read more about it here
- Out There, Nobody Can Hear You Scream by Latria Graham ’08 Outside
- My Arrest by Keith Boykin ’87, July/Aug 2020 Dartmouth Alumni Magazine
- Black Power at Dartmouth by Stefan M. Bradley, Nov/Dec 2018 Dartmouth Alumni Magazine
“Black Power at Dartmouth” Conscientious students forced an elite, white College to evolve during the racially turbulent 1960s.
- In the Crossfire by Fay Wells Tu’06, May/June 2016 Dartmouth Alumni Magazine
- The Slaves of Dartmouth by James Zug ’91, Jan/Feb 2007 Dartmouth Alumni Magazine
- The Black Student Experience, 1960-1979 curated by Anneliese Thomas ’19
- I'm Ida B. Wells's Great-Granddaughter, and I'm Still Fighting Her Fight for the Vote by Michelle Duster ’85, Time
- Living While Black: How Black People Are Policed Just for Being in Public Spaces by Taja-Nia Henderson ’97, TeenVogue
- America's Private, White, Elite Schools Need Reform. Now. by Tikia Hamilton ’98
- Why It Matters That So Many People are Donating to Bail Funds by Hannah Giorgis ’13, The Atlantic
- The Checklist - A Black Man's Story by Ken Miller ’84
“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
- Brain Surgeon: If you're Black and a woman nothing else is visible by Dr. Odette Harris ’91, Today
- Correcting 'Hamilton' By Annette Gordon-Reed ’81, The Harvard Gazette
- Why We Must Stop Referring to Enslaved People as 'Slaves' by Bridgette L. Hylton ’06
- The Movement for Black Lives Must Include Black Women By Renee N. Scott ’13, Zora
- Life Saver, John Hopkins transplant surgeon Robert Higgins ’81 on miracles, minorities and paying it forward by Robert Higgins ’81, Jan/Feb 2017 Dartmouth Alumni Magazine
- He Was My Brother by Ahmed Osman ’65 and Malcolm X, Nov/Dec 2020 Dartmouth Alumni Magazine
- Afropessimism a Q&A with Frank B. Wilderson III ’78, Nov/Dec 2020 Dartmouth Alumni Magazine
- Your Brain is Wrong a Q&A with Tiffany Harper ’05, Nov/Dec 2020 Dartmouth Alumni Magazine
- Rising Star by Marsha Stephanie Blake ’96, Nov/Dec 2020 Dartmouth Alumni Magazine
- Tackling Justice: NFL hires an impact player in Jonathan Beane ’92 by Sean Plottner, Jan/Feb 2021 Dartmouth Alumni Magazine
- Black Lives Shattered by Tracey R. Gainor ’96, Sept/Oct 2020 Dartmouth Alumni Magazine
- Odette Harris ’91: A neurosurgeon on being a disruptor by Lisa Furlong, Jan/Feb 2021 Dartmouth Alumni Magazine
Dartmouth Faculty on Racial Injustice, Black History and More
Faculty at Dartmouth discuss the Black experience in news stories, letters, and other media.
- Professor William Cheng: Black Noise, White Ears: Resilience, Rap and the Killing of Jordan Davis
- Open Letter from Black faculty members from across the disciplines and schools, Black staff, representatives of Black students, and faculty members in the program in African and African American Studies
- Professor Joshua Bennett: Being Property Once Myself: Blackness and the End of Man
- Professor Emily Walton: Flashback: College Students Should Take Mandatory Course on Black History, White Privilege USA Today
“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
- Professor Matthew Delmont on Police Violence, Racial Injustice
- Professor Matthew Delmont on the Significance of Juneteenth
- Professor Enrico Riley Discusses his Art at the Hood Museum "Infinite Receptors"
“We have to get past the talking,” says Dartmouth professor Ella L.J. Bell Smith. “How many stories from Black folks do you need?”
- Professor Ella L.J. Bell Smith featured in Why are there still so few Black executives in America? USA Today
Dartmouth Initiatives: Building a Culture of Inclusivity
Dartmouth programs, organizations, and initiatives with a focus on inclusivity and equity.
- Learn more about our Action Plan for Inclusive Excellence where we affirm our commitment to fostering a culture of inclusion across Dartmouth
- Statement from Black students at Tuck and the Consortium Student Group
- Take a deeper dive by reading Dartmouth College Inclusive Excellence Action Plan’s Annual Report of the External Review Committee (March 2020)
We're telling stories about inclusion and diversity from Dartmouth’s past.
- Learn more about the Historical Accountability Fellowship Program
- Black Alumni of Dartmouth Association
Video of the BADA’s 250 Years of the Black Experience at Dartmouth
- DCAL, Becoming an Anti-Racist Educator
“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
Black Lives Matter Media
Video, speeches, and podcasts on the Black experience at Dartmouth.
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.”
- Racial Justice & Wellbeing, Student Wellness Center
- The Geisel Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement and Dean's Office: Juneteenth Town Hall on Racism and Structural Violence
- Geisel Town Hall on Structural Violence and Community Trauma Community Discussion Guide
- Anti-Racist Next Steps & Recommended Reading for Geisel Allies
The E.E. Just Program seeks to increase the number of underrepresented minorities at Dartmouth pursuing degrees and careers in STEM disciplines.
- Resources from the Sociology Department
- Anti-Racism: Library Resources
- African and African American Studies (AAAS)
- Office of Pluralism and Leadership
- The Office of Institutional Diversity & Equity
- Shabazz Center for Intellectual Inquiry
- The Temple Murals
- E.E. Just Program
- The Ties that Bind: Slavery and Dartmouth
- The Dartmouth Consortium of Studies in Race, Migration, and Sexuality
A Call to Action: Statements on Racial Equality and Social Justice
Statements from Dartmouth leadership, professional schools, departments, centers, and institutes.
- Joint statement from the trustees and senior leadership
- Statement from Thayer School of Engineering
- Statement from Geisel School of Medicine
- Message from Tuck School of Business
- Economics Department Statement on Social Justice
- Geography Department Anti-Racism Statement
- Chemistry Department Statement on Systemic Racism
- Department of Theater Statement on Racial Justice
- Message from Dartmouth Athletics
- Russian Department Statement Concerning Systemic Racism
- Statement from the Chairs of Philosophy at Dartmouth
- The Leslie Center Statement of Solidarity
- Earth Sciences Statement from Faculty
- Department of Mathematics Statement
- Department of Physics and Astronomy Statement on Black Lives Matter
- Department of History Statement
- Ecology, Evolution, Environment and Society Graduate Program Statement on Anti-Racism
- RMS Statement on U.S. Social Unrest
- Institute for Writing and Rhetoric Endorses RMS statement
- Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Shares and Endorses RMS statement