The Cornell College Letter Writing Campaign

 

 

In March of 1965, a group of Cornell students and faculty organized a protest in response to the police brutality against blacks and protesters that occurred in Selma, Alabama that same year. The Cornell protesters held a 24 hour fast, a vigil, and a letter-writing campaign. To end the demonstration students and faculty alike marched to the Mt Vernon Post Office to mail 700 letters to Congressmen to demand federal legislation.

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