Found in 57 Collections and/or Records:
Action plan for anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion, September 8, 2020
AMST 1007 American studies web museum: Race and Education at Middlebury College, 2012 January
Archived website entitled "Race and Education at Middlebury College" created by students in Professor Holly Allen's January 2012 American Web Museum course.
Individual webpages include "Philomathesian Society Debates Racial Issues," "Martin Freeman and Liberia," "Middlebury Fraternities and Racial Exclusion," "Black Student Union," "Middlebury's Curriculum: A Call for Diversity," and "Middlebury Athletes of Color."
BLST 0462 / HIST 0462 Histories of struggle, 2021 January
Includes the following essays: "Contextualizing Bravery: Understanding William Slade's Rhetoric in Context of the Abolition Movement from 1835-1848" by Shaye Anis, Class of 2021; "Construction of Oppression Through Advertisements" by Jack Dowling, Class of 2020.5; and "Students with Disabilities at Middlebury College: A Slow Slog Toward the Future 1990-2021" by Mary Moore, Class of 2022.5.
Class of 1928 Napoleon J. Blanchette scrapbook, 1924 - 1928
This scrabook, compiled by Middlebury College student Napoleon Blanchette from 1924 to 1928, contains paraphernalia from the Chi Psi fraternity house, football and sports memorabilia, campus photographs, as well as autograph sections, dance cards, letters, and other ephemera. Notably, it also includes a photograph of Middlebury students dressed as members of the Ku Klux Klan, with another student in blackface and posing as a slave.
Community bias response team (CBRT)
Community responses to anti-Black racism and police violence
Collection contains social media posts, website crawls, and other born-digital materials produced by the Middlebury College community and collected by Special Collections beginning in May, 2020, following the murder of George Floyd by police. The collection includes responses and statements by academic departments, student clubs and organizations, athletic teams, and more.
Concerned students of Middlebury, 2020-
Includes an archived Instagram account; an open letter written by Black@Midd on June 3, 2020 in response to President Laurie Patton's campus-wide email sent on May 31, 2020 regarding COVID-19 and the murder of George Floyd; January 2021 Statement and Resolutions from the Concerned Students of Middlebury; January 2021 resolutions; and petitions; bylaws; constitutions; and copies of other emails.
Confederate flag in mural hung in Crossroads report, October 26, 2020
Depictions of blackface, minstrelsy, racism, appropriation, and bias in the Middlebury Kaleidoscope. Will Simpson '18.5, 2019
Includes printed powerpoint presentation entitiled "Depictions of blackface, mistrelsy, racism, appropriation, and bias in the Middlebury Kaleidoscope," and supplemental examples of the same from The Campus, all compiled by Will Simpson, Class of 2018.5.
See also spreadsheet with links to Kaleidoscope images.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion
Episode 1: Do you see yourself in the locker room? , July 21, 2020
One digital file containing video interview between student athletes Ellie Thompson (Class of 2022) and Jordan Delerme-Brown (Class of 2021). Thompson, a swimmer, and Delerme-Brown, a football player, discuss their experience as people of color on Middlebury's athletic teams.
Episode 2: Jeff Brown and Erin Quinn, August 4, 2020
Episode 3, Part I: Chellsa Ferdinand '20 and Sebastian Sanchez '18, August 18, 2020
This episode of Leaning Into Discomfort is hosted by Jourden Delerme-Brown, Class of 2021, and features Chellsa Ferdinand, Class of 2020 and Sebastian Sanchez, Class of 2018. Ferdinand, Sanchez, and Delerme-Brown discuss how their high school experiences prepared them for Middlebury, the experience of attending a predominantly white institution and playing on teams with white athletes, and maintaining their cultural and ethnic identities at Middlebury.
Episode 3, Part II: Chellsa Ferdinand '20 and Sebastian Sanchez '18, August 19, 2020
This episode of Leaning Into Discomfort is hosted by Jourden Delerme-Brown, Class of 2021, and features Chellsa Ferdinand, Class of 2020 and Sebastian Sanchez, Class of 2018. Ferdinand, Sanchez, and Delerme-Brown discuss tokenism, feeling responsible for bringing diversity to predominantly white spaces, and tools for being successful at Middlebury.
Episode 5: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, September 15, 2020
Episode 7: My story matters, October 27, 2020
Episode 7 of Leaning Into Discomfort with Middlebury Athletics. The episode features Kate Holly, Class of 2021 and member of the track and field team, and Jordyn Johnson, Class of 2023 and member of the softball team. Holly and Johnson discuss their identity and how it effects their experiences at Middlebury, and diversity at Middlebury. This episode was produced in honor of NCAA Diversity and Inclusion Week.
Episode 8: Admissions and recruiting, November 19, 2020
Episode 9: The anthem and the flag, December 4, 2020
In the ninth episode of Leaning into Discomfort, members of the Middlebury basketball and football teams discuss the decision to kneel or stand for the national anthem when played before games. This episode features head men's basketball coach Jeff Brown, head football coach Bob Ritter (Class of 1982), Adisa Majors (Class of 2018), Pete Huggins (Class of 2021) and Michael Carr (Class of 2020).
Episode 11, Part I: Code surfing, February 9, 2021
Episode 11 of Leaning into Discomfort with Middlebury Athletics features Associate Professor of Dance, Christal Brown, and Andrew Plumley, Class of 2011 and former member of the Middlebury College football and basketball teams, as they discuss code switching and code surfing.
Episode 11, Part II: Same, but different, February 8, 2021
Episode 11 of Leaning into Discomfort with Middlebury Athletics features Associate Professor of Dance, Christal Brown, and Andrew Plumley, Class of 2011 and former member of the Middlebury College football and basketball teams, as they discuss code switching and code surfing; interracial relationships, marriage, and friendships; being Black in Vermont;
Episode 16: President Laurie Patton, Coach Martin Beatty '84, and Ellie Thompson '22, 2021 May 26
A year after the murder of George Floyd, Middlebury College President Laurie Patton, head track and field coach Martin Beatty, Class of 1984, and Ellie Thompson, Class of 2022, reflect on what has happened since and their hopes for the future. Subjects discussed include DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) initiatives at Middlebury, SAOC (Student Athletes of Color), and the Twilight Project.
Episode 48: Learn to unlearn: George Floyd, June 27, 2020
Apple Podcasts description: "In this episode, Megan and Destini reflect on the last couple of months. These past few months have been traumatic and draining, to say the least with COVID-19 putting the world on pause and with the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Tayler, Elijah McCain, and unfortunately, the list goes on. This harsh reality for unarmed black people continues and as two black women, Megan and Destini are trying to find answers."
Episode 49: Heard you loud and clear, June 30, 2020
Episode 50: Not a good look, July 13, 2020
Episode 51: Dear white boy who loves Black culture, July 27, 2020
Episode 52: Breonna Taylor, voting, and what's next, October 4, 2020
Episode description: "Hi everybody! Megan and Destini are back after a long pause :) In this episode, they give you an update on the verdict of Breonna Taylor, voting, the next steps for BLCKGRLMGC, and a run down for our next episodes. Thank you for riding with us these past three years. BLCKGRLMGC continues to grow and we couldn’t be happier!"
Episode 53: A word from young Black voters, November 3, 2020
Episode description: "It's a rather common narrative that we've heard amongst young liberals: "You need to vote," "If you don't vote you're ignorant," and many more condescending statements about individuals who don't have a positive relationship with the American system. We shed light on young Black voters and their thoughts during the 2020 election. We're lacking sympathy... and that may cost this election as young democrats."
Episode 55: It's not giving what it's supposed to give, 2021 March 30
Eriksson, Peggy (Class of 1942), June 24, 1993
1 interview with Peggy Eriksson, Middlebury College class of 1942. During the interview, Eriksson discusses married women at Middlebury; chapel and choir; being married by President Moody; why she chose Middlebury College; the French major; military service; turmoil under President Stratton; racial issues; petitions and protests; and committee reports.