“Students who agitate”: The Evolution of Student Activism at TU

Protesters gathered outside Linthicum Hall listening to speaker in 1970 alongside photo of students supporting BLM in 2020

The November 17, 1961 edition of the Tower Light  included a letter to the editor written by a student named Bettina V. Monroe. This letter, entitled “Agitation Necessary Before Integration,” outlines Monroe’s assessment of social agitation and its ability to bring about legislative reform during the civil rights movement. In her writing, Monroe argued that

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