Jan. 8, 1969

Colby Bicentennial Seal 1964-2013



FROM: Admissions Committee

DATE: January 8, 1969

TO: The Faculty, President and Trustees of Colby College

SUBJECT: A program at Colby College for disadvantage black students.


As an educational institution, Colby has an obligation to help find solutions to a national problem, part of which is certainly a lack of educational opportunity for black Americans. The best hope of solution is for institutions of higher education to “take the bull by the horns” and bring black students into the stream of education, even though this may mean changes in the way we have become accustomed to doing things.

Whether the future trend is toward a racially integrated society or toward separation, there will not and cannot be a full disengagement. In this circumstance there is a need to develop and maintain contacts that foster mutual understanding and facilitate agreement on common approaches to common goals.