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    Lincoln Hall (Berea College)

    In the 1960’s and early 1970’s, college campuses across the nation were the sites of active student participation in the civil rights movement, voicing their concerns over civil rights issues. Berea College’s campus was no different. In 1965, a group of Berea students and faculty joined Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the march from Selma to Montgomery. And several years later as Berea’s students continued to push and advocate on issues of racial justice and equality, they staged a 20 hour sit-in at the president’s office in Lincoln Hall, the college’s administration building, to demand the addition of African American faculty and administrators to the college’s staff, and to advocate for fair treatment of several African American students who had been arrested.

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    Picture of Lincoln Hall at Berea College

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    Address: 104 South Main Street, Berea, KY, United States

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