Columbia University 1968 - Photo #11 - Gym site and Hamilton occupation April 23-24

Columbia students and community residents pulling down the fence around the Morningside Park gymnasium construction site, April 23, 1968. The Cathedral of St John the Divine is in the background. I wasn't there; I was working in my Butler Library job as this was happening. In any case, the police came and made some arrests and then a big crowd formed around the Sundial on College Walk, my work shift was over and I joined the crowd, and at some point before dark we all moved into the lobby of Hamilton Hall.

Photo: Columbia Daily Spectator, April 24, 1968.