“The Village” formed at Penn State following a rally and counter rally for racial tolerance. A group of over 100 students marched from Old Main to the HUB and stayed for over a week. The Black Caucus and other student leaders negotiated with University officials on several diversity and security issues.
Students at “The Village” (so dubbed by Black Caucus member Assata Richards) danced, sang, and laughed. Students of different races prayed, hugged, and studied the Bible, as well as their textbooks, while camping out in sleeping bags.
Following the signing of the revised “Plan to Enhance Diversity at Penn State” the gathering ended on May 3rd.