Blacks Flee Campus After Blasts

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Title

Blacks Flee Campus After Blasts

Subject

Race
Pomona
Scripps
Violence
Police
Black Student Union
Bombing
Racism

Description

The title of this article affirms that the Black Student Union "fled" campus after the Pomona and Scripps campus bombings: a loaded phrasing. The wording captures the tension on campus, and implies that the BSU students feared reprisals against them for the bombings. A casual reader might also infer that by their departure, the BSU acknowledged responsibility for the bombs, which was not the case. This trend of suggestive reporting was common in newspapers around California in the weeks after the bombs.

Creator

Lewis Bell

Source

February-July 1969 Press Scrapbook
Special Collections Archives of Ella Strong Denison Library

Publisher

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Date

1969-02-27

Contributor

Elizabeth Carleton

Rights

This resource is for educational purposes only. There is no downloading or reusing of this document without permission. Contact <a href="mailto:aharley@scrippscollege.edu?Subject=Claremont%20Activism%20Archive">Professor Anne Harley</a> for more information.

Relation

N/A

Format

.tif

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

Article: Blacks Flee Campus After Blasts

Coverage

1969
Claremont, California

Citation

Lewis Bell, “Blacks Flee Campus After Blasts,” Claremont Colleges Activism Archive, accessed July 22, 2024, https://claremontactivism.omeka.net/items/show/46.

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