November 12, 2020, marks the fifth anniversary of the Amherst Uprising, a weekend-long occupation of Frost Library during which students of color, among others, gave testimony about their struggles and marginalization at Amherst. In response to the Uprising, the College enacted several measures designed to foster a more inclusive campus environment.
Student activism continues in 2020 through Black Amherst Speaks and the call to Reclaim Amherst. Amherst College will commemorate the Amherst Uprising's fifth anniversary through a series of Amherst College Bicentennial events throughout the coming months.
Learn about the original 2015 Amherst Uprising, and register for upcoming events below.