Pepperdine libraries hosted Brenda Stevenson in a lecture for the Larry Donnell Kimmons Memorial Lecture Series in honor of Kimmons’ death. A Pepperdine Department of Public Safety officer shot Kimmons in 1969 and Pepperdine has hosted memorial events for the past five years.
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After years of dueling administration over equal rights and representation, student demands from the University’s infancy have not been met by the administration in 2020. The diversity journey from Pepperdine’s first all-white class has been tumultuous but has increased overall.
Pepperdine administration and student groups spoke out over the past week against racism and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, but President Gash’s initial statement left many students disappointed.
How should we honor Larry Kimmons?
Members of the Pepperdine community honor Larry Donnell Kimmons, the African-American teenager whom a Pepperdine security guard shot and killed fifty years ago.
Three Pepperdine students who graduated in the late 60s and early 70s are now speaking about their experiences with Pepperdine’s move to Malibu.
University community gathers to rededicate the portrait of 15-year-old
Photo Courtesy of Pepperdine University Special Collections and by Berkley Mason Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in a special section on race in the Graphic. “Where are you going now?” Chief Security Guard at George Pepperdine College William Charles Lane said to the group of Black high school students walking the old college […]