LEAD THE WAY DURHAM students create interactive timeline on history of Duke Silent Vigil

Students at the study-in

Students in HLP Associate Director Lalita Kaligotla’s PPS270 Lead the Way Durham service-learning course created a digital timeline about the history of Duke’s Silent Vigil. After Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in 1968, Duke students launched a protest and vigil to commemorate his legacy and demand change to University policies.

The students—sophomores Jaliwa Albright, and Jeremy Carballo Piñeda and first-years Robby Phillips, Kalylee Rodriguez, and Pei Yi Zhou—worked with materials at the University Archives to create the interactive timeline about the event, which served as an important precedent for future student civic engagement and campus protest movements. The timeline allows users to scroll through events and resources related to the Vigil and includes video and audio recordings. For more information about the Silent Vigil visit the Duke Archives website.

Note: Excerpted from this Duke Hart Leadership Program article.