“Slave Day” is in reference to a fundraising initiative in which students would serve other students for a day as a means of raising funds. These types of events, the idea for which are tied to the racist, violent, and intergenerationally harmful Atlantic slave trade, were common occurrences on school campuses, including the University of Waterloo. It has been shared here in keeping with Special Collections & Archives’ approach to language in archival descriptions, which prioritizes speaking openly about and identifying racism in the department’s holdings. This approach, while potentially upsetting, allows for the critical assessment and questioning of historical material by contemporary researchers.
University of Waterloo, Slave Day Cheque For $4,000 [Published]
Photo caption from published version of 66-1412_001: "SLAVE INCOME - Members of the University of Waterloo Circle K Club show satisfaction over what represents $4,000 collected in their Slave Day. Shown are (left to right) David Rupar, Dennis Pilkey, Bryce Walker, David Sheppard and John Koval. The funds will be distributed by the campus service club to three charities."
Image of smiling students holding a fake cheque that reads: "November 3, 1966. Pay to the order of Slave Day Charities. $4,000. U of W Circle K Club."
Title supplied by Kitchener-Waterloo Record staff.
66-1412_001 appeared in the November 8, 1966 edition of the newspaper. See clipping in File 1966-43 in University of Waterloo Archives Vertical files collection.
Kitchener-Waterloo Record Photographic Negative Collection
1 photograph ; b&w negative : 6 x 6 cm
University of Waterloo
Waterloo (Ont. : Regional municipality)
University of Waterloo Library. Special Collections & Archives. Kitchener-Waterloo Record Photographic Negative Collection. University of Waterloo, Slave Day Cheque For $4,000 [Published]. 66-1412_001.