MIT BSU demonstrators support Brandeis Black students, 1969
On January 8, 1969, approximately seventy African American students took control of Ford and Sydeman Halls. The students quickly presented the administration with a list of ten demands for better minority representation on campus [including the creation of Black Studies department]. Although the administration did not come to an agreement on all ten demands, the students left Ford and Sydeman Halls on January 18th, eleven days after the occupation began. The administration did grant most of the students amnesty, and President Morris Abram stated that every legitimate demand would be met in good faith.
"The Student Occupation of Ford Hall, January 1969," University Archives & Special Collections, Brandeis University