Harvard’s Class of 2017 is currently made up of 2, 047 students and 11 percent of those students are black. Over the last couple of years, Harvard has seen an increase in black students, but it doesn’t mean that the students feel they are visible on campus. According to many of the students, and similar to the black students at UCLA, their voices go unheard. As a result, they’ve recently launched the “I, Too, Am Harvard” campaign.
The #itooamharvard photo campaign shows students standing with signs that express their sentiments about being a black student at Harvard, as well as comments made to them by non-black Harvard students. The photo campaign was inspired by I, Too, Am Harvard, a play based on interviews with Harvard’s black community. The play premieres on Friday, March 7 at 7pm in the Lowell Lecture Hall on Harvard’s campus. To learn more about the photo campaign, you can visit facebook.com/itooamharvard, Tweet them at @iTooAmHarvard using the hashtag#itooamharvard.
Here are few photos from the campaign:
You can view the rest of the collection on their Tumblr page: http://itooamharvard.tumblr.com/