This exhibit highlights the history of Latina/o/x students, staff, faculty, and organizations at Stanford University.
Despite being a historically white institution, Stanford has a rich Latina/o/x history. Additional community support occurred through the actions of Chicana/o-Latina/o-Latinx students and other students of color at Stanford in the second half of the 20th century.
More specifically, student activism such as the Latino student's Turning point letter in 1967, Black Student Union's Taking of the Mic in 1968, the Asian-American student-led Takeover of the President's Office in 1989, and the Chicano/a Student Hunger Strike in 1994, caused a significant increase in student and faculty diversity at Stanford, as well as additional support for staff and other Chicana/o-Latina/o-Latinx community members.
This exhibit explores the history and impact of Stanford's Latina/o/x community by tracing the story of that activism, as well as the people and organizations who, through their actions, have enabled the community to evolve and flourish.