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Did you know on this day Feb 13,1969 the Allen Building Takeover took place in the state of North Carolina in the United States of America? 

Did you know on this day Feb 13,1969 the Allen Building Takeover took place in the state of North Carolina in the United States of America?

Between 50 and 75 students of the Duke University many of whom were members of the African-American Society led a black student takeover of the Allen Building; the university’s main administration building to bring attention to and spark University action on the concerns of African-American students.

This takeover brought attention to issues such as the establishment of an African-American studies program, a black student union, a black cultural center, protection from police harassment, increasing the number of black faculty members and an increase in enrollment and financial support for African-American students

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