Dartmouth Alumni Share Stories of the Civil Rights Movement


As part of Dartmouth’s 2012 Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., four alumni from the Classes of 1965, 1967, and 1969 returned to Dartmouth to tell the stories of their engagement in the Civil Rights Movement.


Professor of Sociology Denise Anthony leads a lunch discussion with four Dartmouth alumni who, in 1964, were Civil Rights activists in Mississippi. From left, Professor Anthony, Dirk DeRoos ’68, Roger Daly ’67, William Burton ’65, and Paul Stetzer ’67. (photo by Eli Burak ’00)

Speaking at the Community Lunch Panel, held Thursday, January 19, Dirk DeRoos ’68, Roger Daly ’67, William Burton ’65, and Paul Stetzer ’67 shared their experiences as activists working in the voter registration efforts in Mississippi in the summer of 1964. The panel discussion was moderated by Denise Anthony, associate professor of sociology. Anthony is also the Research Director for Dartmouth’s Institute for Security, Technology, and Society (ISTS).

The work of Burton, Daly, DeRoos, Stetzer, and other Dartmouth students was documented in a 1965 Dartmouth Alumni Magazine article by the Rev. George H. Kalbfleisch, Director of Undergraduate Religious Life.

Kelly Sundberg Seaman