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March 2nd protest, Thursday, March 2, 2017

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S6

Scope and Contents

The contents of this collection include vandalized posters for the lecture, live harvested Facebook Live stream of event, YouTube videos produced by The Campus, ephemera from the event and corresponding events along with realia, and a curated archive of photographs, videos, articles, petitions, and other primary sources compiled by August Hutchinson '16.5.


  • Event: Thursday, March 2, 2017

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research without restriction.

Biographical / Historical

The March 2, 2017 lecture, "Coming Apart: A Discussion with Dr. Charles Murray," sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute Club and the Political Science Department, received criticism and opposition from over one hundred students who successfully halted the event and forced speaker Charles Murray, who they identified as a white supremacist, to give his lecture from a remote location, live-streamed over the College's web streaming service. The protesters greeted introductory remarks with booing and shouting, and when Dr. Murray arrived at the podium, protesters stood, turned their backs to the stage, recited a statement in unison, and began to chant until administrators and faculty announced that there would be a change in location, and that the talk would be live streamed over the internet.


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Related Materials

Visit the Middlebury College Community Web Archive for additional web-born responses to the March 2nd event, social media coverage, and more: ArchiveIt

Repository Details

Part of the Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives Repository

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