Lehigh University

The LEHIGH STUDENT ACTIVISM ARCHIVE is a collection curated by student activist and co-founder of the Institute on Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Kevelis Matthews-Alvarado. The student activism archive is a digital collection of photographs, flyers, student newspaper articles, student demands, blogs, and other documents pertaining to student activism at Lehigh University. The archive project includes a timeline of counter stories which tells the history of the university from the perspective of marginalized students. The materials date from the 1960s until the contemporary moment and are ongoing. A large portion of these materials are from major student movements: The Uhuru Society (1968), The Movement (~2006), FBR (~2014), #LUTakeAKnee (~2017), and Path to Poverty (~2018), as well as documents from the founding of the Institute on Critical Race and Ethnic Studies (~2019) because the very proposal came as the result of student activism and student-led demonstrations.

Primary contacts: Marilisa Jimenez Garcia (bio), Kevelis Matthews-Alvarado (bio)