"I am the AUTHOR. I OUTRANK you." -- Franz Liebkind
“Campus Guns” 1970 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography
On April 19, 1969, members of the Afro-American Society (AAS) occupied Willard Straight Hall at Cornell University to protest perceived racism and a poor black studies program.
Subsequently, white students from Delta Upsilon fraternity unsuccessfully attempted to retake the building by force.
After the fist fight, some of the occupying students left the building and returned with firearms. This is a photo of the students marching out of the Straight carrying rifles and wearing bandoliers.
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