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Recess | Campus

Following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., nearly 1500 students occupied the main quad in the silent vigil of April 1968.

Duke and the art of the protest

The last year has seen a wave of protests on college campuses. From Yale to Missouri, students have garnered a fair share of attention for demonstrations against institutional racism and microaggressions, prompting nationwide discussions about race, higher education and free speech.