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Harambee (1974-1976)



  • Existence: 1974-1977

Historical Information

Harambee, which means unity or togetherness in Swahili, was founded in 1974 as a student organization that aimed to improve life for, inform, and unite Black students at Purdue. In 1976, Harambee merged with the Purdue Black Student union to form Purdue Black Student Union-Harambee, however, by the 1980's the use of the title Harambee fell out of use.


Conner, C. (1973 February 3). "Purdue Black Student Union strives for campus attention." Purdue Exponent.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Helen Bass Williams papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 310
Overview This collection includes documents, correspondence, published materials, photographs, and audio recordings collected and created by Helen Bass Williams that document her personal life, education, and her work as a civil rights activist in the South, educator, and counselor and professor at Purdue University.
Dates: 1915 - 2004; Majority of material found within circa 1960s and 1970s