The Computer Centre Party: Canada Meets Black Power

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The Computer Centre Party: Canada Meets Black Power
Abstract
A protest in 1968 by six Black Caribbean students at Montreal's Sir George Williams University (now part of Concordia University), who accused a biology professor of racism in his assignments marking, led to the occupation of the school's computer center in January 1969 by up to 400 people. On February 11, 1969, a riot broke out between the protesters and the police and the computer center suffered damages in the millions of dollars when a fire broke out. Some 95 people were arrested. A special committee of the university looking into the accusation against the biology professor determined that there was nothing in the evidence before them to substantiate a general charge of racism.
Place
Montreal
Publisher
Tundra Books
Date
1969
Language
en
Citation
Eber, Dorothy. The Computer Centre Party: Canada Meets Black Power. Montreal: Tundra Books, 1969.
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