Remembering Ford & Sydeman Halls
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Student Occupation
Students gathering outside Ford Hall
January 8-18, 1969
Ralph Norman
Students gathering outside Ford Hall
The banner hanging on wall of Ford Hall reads "Malcolm X University."
January 8-18, 1969
Ralph Norman
Students Protesting outside Ford Hall
A number of Brandeis students picketed outside of Ford Hall in support of the occupying students.
January 8-18, 1969
Ralph Norman
President Morris Abram Press Conference
President Abram, who started his presidency at Brandeis in the fall of 1968, giving a press conference during the student occupation. Peter Diamandopoulos, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, is to Abram's right.
January 8-18, 1969
Ralph Norman
Students gather outside the Berstein-Marcus Administration Center in support of the occupying Ford Hall students
The Berstein-Marcus Administration Center and the Gryzmish Building included the offices of the President and the Board of Trustees and served as the administrative center for the University. A number of students gathered in the lobbies and courtyard of Gryzmish and Berstein-Marcus. The administration center was across the street from Ford Hall.
January 8-18, 1969
Ralph Norman
Students Protesting in support of the occupying students
January 8-18, 1969
Ralph Norman
Students gather outside Berstein-Marcus and Gryzmish in support of the occupying Ford Hall students
Ford Hall is in the background of this photograph.
January 8-18, 1969
Ralph Norman
President Morris Abram meets with the occupying students
The occupying students did stay in contact with members of the faculty and administration during their eleven days in Ford Hall.
January 8-18, 1969
Ralph Norman
Students Protesting outside Ford Hall in support of the occupying students
January 8-18, 1969
Ralph Norman
Students Protesting outside Ford Hall in support of the occupying students
January 8-18, 1969
Ralph Norman
For a general account of the events of the Ford Hall occupation, see the Student Occupation section of this web site. For additional research material about the occupation, see the Sources section.
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