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Canadians Dr. Patricia Davidson and her sister Roberta were known as an organizational force behind the student demonstrations of 1969. Members of the Black Student Association and Campus Service Corps, the Davidson sisters were among a group of black student activists inside Pierce Hall during the takeover of 1969. Patricia went on to get her master’s degree in chemistry and an MD after attending Eastern Michigan. Dr. Davidson taught at Howard University and the University of Maryland and continues to have a substantial private practice in cardiology.

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Black Student Association, Campus Service Corps, Ypsilanti, Eastern Michigan University, student protest, demonstration, civil rights, takeover, African American Studies

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Patricia Davidson, December 1, 2018