Claremont Officials Hide Negroes; Fear Unjust Reprisals for Blasts

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Title

Claremont Officials Hide Negroes; Fear Unjust Reprisals for Blasts

Subject

Violence
Student
Race
Scripps
Administration
Fire

Description

In this article from the days following the bombings, Claremont Colleges Provost Mark Curtis is quoted describing how his administration had decided to move the 65 Black students at the Colleges to off-campus housing. Although there was no evidence that the Black students were responsible for the bombings, Curtis feared that “the students would become targets for retaliation.” Curtis states clearly that there were already accusations against the Black students, and that they were unfounded, but not everyone was convinced: according to documents recently made available to the public by Pomona College, a vigilante group, led by the Pomona College bomb victim Mrs. Keatley’s husband, was being formed to carry out retaliatory violence against Blacks at the Colleges.

Creator

N/A

Source

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

Publisher

Long Beach Independent

Date

1969-02-27

Contributor

Alma Aleman

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 about hiding Black Scripps students after bombing incident

Coverage

1969
Claremont, California

Collection

Citation

N/A, “Claremont Officials Hide Negroes; Fear Unjust Reprisals for Blasts,” Claremont Colleges Activism Archive, accessed July 22, 2024, https://claremontactivism.omeka.net/items/show/43.

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