Moving Past a Footnote in History

Reuben Munday ’69 was a member of the Afro-American Society, the group that took over the Straight.
The following article was first published in the May 1999 issue of The Bookpress.

For more than 30 years now, whenever I mention that I was a member of Cornell University’s Class of 1969, people want to know whether I participated in the “armed occupation” of Willard Straight Hall. When I tell them that I did, they want to sit down to talk about the details of what happened and the objectives that the African-American students sought to accomplish.