As our nation faces urgent calls for racial justice, many members of the Notre Dame family are seeking opportunities for meaningful conversations about equity. We are all hopeful that an honest dialogue can advance understanding and become a foundation for action. It is in that spirit that the Notre Dame Alumni Association Affinity Groups are pleased to present a collaborative shared reading experience sponsored by the Diversity Council, ND Women Connect, Senior Alumni, YoungND, Asian Pacific Alumni of ND, Black Alumni of ND, Hispanic Alumni of ND, and Native American Alumni of ND. In fall 2020, all alumni, parents, and friends of Notre Dame were invited to join the affinity groups in unpacking "Black Domers: African-American Students at Notre Dame in Their Own Words," edited by Don Wycliff ’69 and David Krashna ’71, with a foreword by the late Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., ’39. Black Domers features 75 essays and profiles from Notre Dame alumni sharing their reflections and experiences across more than seven decades. This collection of stories will be used as an important tool to spark dialogue and learning among members of the Notre Dame community. View the discussions with Notre Dame alumni from each decade and about topics like women, veterans, and athletes below.
|Video||The 40s and 50s|
|Video||What Does it Mean to be Black at ND?|
|Video||Thomas Jefferson, Race, Slavery, and the Problem of American Nationhood|
|Podcast||Making an Effort to Be Seen|
|Article||Art for Thought: "Black Indian, Buffalo Soldiers"|