Black Domers

Black Domers

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.

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Format Length Title Speaker
Video 30 minutes The 40s and 50s
Video 27 minutes What Does it Mean to be Black at ND?
Video 86 minutes Thomas Jefferson, Race, Slavery, and the Problem of American Nationhood Notre Dame Law School
Podcast 3 minutes Making an Effort to Be Seen With Voices True
Article 1 minute Art for Thought: "Black Indian, Buffalo Soldiers" Snite Museum of Art
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Format Length Title Speaker
Video 32 minutes The 1970s
Video 60 minutes View the Event: "Integration of Women at Notre Dame"
Video 60 minutes View the Inspiring Conversations Event
Video 29 minutes Black Domers: Pioneers (Part 1)
Podcast 37 minutes The Color of Compromise
Article We Are ND Stories Notre Dame Alumni Association
Article 1 minute Art for Thought: "Builders" Snite Museum of Art
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Format Length Title Speaker
Video 39 minutes The 1980s
Video 27 minutes Black Domers: Pioneers (Part 2)
Video 68 minutes Breaking Down Barriers to African American Entrepreneurship
Podcast 3 minutes Bringing himself to the role With Voices True
Article We Are ND Stories Notre Dame Alumni Association
Article 1 minute Art for Thought: "All The Boys" Snite Museum of Art
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Format Length Title Speaker
Video 45 minutes The 1990s
Video 60 minutes View the Event: "Veterans Day"
Podcast 3 minutes Bridging the divide With Voices True
Video 24 minutes Race, Religion, and Reparative Justice: Black Lives Matter and International Human Rights Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion
Article We Are ND Stories Notre Dame Alumni Association
Article 1 minute Art for Thought: "To Be or Not to Be Free" Snite Museum of Art
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Format Length Title Speaker
Video 33 minutes The 2000s
Article 60 minutes View the Event: "Student Athletes"
Podcast 3 minutes Seeking common ground
Article 3 minutes Most productive workforce may require indefinite affirmative action, study shows Office of Public Affairs and Communications
Article We Are ND Stories Notre Dame Alumni Association
Article 1 minute Art for Thought: "Maquette for Wing Generator" Snite Museum of Art
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Format Length Title Speaker
Video 35 minutes The 2010s
Podcast 3 minutes Taking a step beyond bias With Voices True
Video 75 minutes Racism Is a Life Issue
Article We Are ND Stories Notre Dame Alumni Association
Video 1 minute Richard Hunt: Legend, Friend Snite Museum of Art
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