Campus & Community

This month in Harvard history

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Feb. 20, 1965 – The Harvard and Columbia University bands perform a combined concert in New York’s Carnegie Hall.

Feb. 7, 1967 – With a banquet and concert, refurbished Lehman Hall formally reopens as the new home of Dudley House.

Feb. 12-15, 1968 – About 400 members of the Harvard community fast to protest the Vietnam War. “[. . .] Wearing black armbands, fasters canvassed every House dining hall to discuss issues of the war and ask students to examine methods of opposing it, and to distribute 3,000 pamphlets describing anti-war organizations operating in Cambridge and Boston.” (Quoted from the “Harvard Alumni Bulletin,” March 16, 1968)

February 1970 – About 150 people attend the first meeting of the Harvard University Ecology Coalition, headed by Design School student Richard Mayer. The meeting focuses on organizing teach-ins and other activities at the University on April 21 and 22 (the first observance of Earth Day).

– From the Harvard Historical Calendar, a database compiled by Marvin Hightower