Racial Unrest of 2020: Experiences from the Stony Brook University Community

SBU Libraries New Oral History Digital Collection

Black and white photograph of a group of people holding signs. One reads Black Lives Matter. And Anti-Racism Task Force banner runs over the photograph.

The Stony Brook University Libraries’ Anti-Racism Task Force, along with student workers and personnel from the Africana Studies department documented racial encounters, experiences, and perceptions around racial injustice that members of the Stony Brook University (SBU) Community experienced related to the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. The focus of this project was to document the resurgence in the fight for racial and social justice that precipitated from the events of May 25, 2020.

This Racial Unrest of 2020: Experiences from the Stony Brook University Community digital collection is composed of interviews narrated by students, staff, and faculty from the SBU Community. Interviews were conducted virtually by student workers and faculty of the SBU Libraries.

A grant from the Stony Brook University Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Intercultural Initiatives provided funding for this project.

Please email Mona Ramonetti [mona.ramonetti@stonybrook.edu] or Victoria Pilato [victoria.pilato@stonybrook.edu] for more information about this project.

Header Image Attribution: Image is adapted with modifications from the original by Taymaz Valley from Ottawa, Canada, at the Wikimedia Commons, and is reused under the terms of a CC BY 2.0 license.
Victoria Pilato

Victoria Pilato

Digital Projects Librarian at Stony Brook University Libraries
Victoria can assist you with digital project management guidelines, copyright, and ethical considerations for your research projects. Feel free to contact her at victoria.pilato@stonybrook.edu
Victoria Pilato
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