The College FKA Calhoun at Yale
Directed by Robert Menefee
Calhoun Residential College at Yale University was named for John C Calhoun, a leading proponent of slavery. On June 13, 2016, Corey Menafee, an African American kitchen worker at Calhoun Dining Hall, smashed a racist stained glass window depicting slaves in a cotton field. Mr Menafee’s act led to New Haven community protests which started out small, but over time grew to marches of hundreds of people. After more than thirty demonstrations, over eight months, on Feb.11, 2017, Yale University renamed Calhoun College. The name is now Grace Hopper College. The university held a name change celebration, but the New Haven activists were not invited or acknowledged.