This collection includes materials related to protests by the Black Student Organization in 1968 and 1969 during which it demanded increased enrollment of Black students as well as the hiring of more Black faculty and staff.

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  • Black Student Residents in the Residence Halls... 

    Long, William G. (1969-02-03)
    The response from Kalamazoo College Dean of Student Affairs William G. Long to the memorandum from the Black Student Organization (BSO) regarding Black student residents in the residence halls and the hiring of Black ...
  • Revision Suggestions Connected with Draft Memorandum to the BSO in Regard to Admissions 

    Long, William G. (1969-03-13)
    Revision suggestions from Kalamazoo College Dean of Student Affairs William G. Long to President Weimer K. Hicks in regards to a response to be given to the Black Student Organization (BSO) about the admission of Black students.
  • The Black Student Organization 

    Unknown author (1981)
    A booklet prepared by Kalamazoo College's Black Student Organization (BSO) including the group's constitution, a brief history written by Professor Romeo Phillips, descriptions of activities sponsored by the organization, ...
  • Letter to Educational Policies Group 

    Barrett, Laurence N., 1915-2002 (1969-06-05)
    A letter from Kalamazoo College's Acting Dean of Academic Affairs Laurence Barrett regarding the marking system for the 193 course taught by Edwin Taliaferro (later known as Chokwe Lumumba.) According to the 1968-69 College ...
  • Description of Second Confrontation 

    Hicks, Weimer K., 1909-1985 (1969-06)
    An unsigned document, but presumably written by Kalamazoo College President Weimer K. Hicks, describing the second confrontation with the Black Student Organization (BSO) in 1969. A handwritten note on the document states ...
  • Workshop on Negro History and Culture 

    Barrett, Laurence N., 1915-2002 (1969-05-27)
    A memo to all faculty at Kalamazoo College from Laurence Barrett, Acting Dean of Academic Affairs, advertising a summer workshop on Negro History and Culture.
  • Letter Regarding List of Entering Black Freshmen 

    Long, William G. (1969-07-29)
    A letter from Kalamazoo College's Dean of Student Affairs William G. Long in regards to making available a list of Black freshmen entering the College.
  • Reply of the Faculty and Administration to Demands 

    Hicks, Weimer K., 1909-1985 (1969-05-24)
    The official reply from the Kalamazoo College Administration to the demands of the Black Student Organization (BSO) including responses regarding the academic program, admissions policies and procedures, budgetary ...
  • Petition Regarding the Recent BSO Demands 

    Unknown author (1969-05-21)
    Details about a petition which was passed around Kalamazoo College's campus regarding the demands made by the Black Student Organization (BSO).
  • Administrative Committee Meeting Minutes 

    Unknown author (1969-05-14)
    Minutes from the May 13, 1969 Administrative Committee meeting which discussed the demands made by the Black Student Organization (BSO) on May 12, 1969.
  • Higher Education Committee 

    Unknown author (1968-05-06)
    A statement from Kalamazoo College's Black Student Organization (BSO) about the creation of the Higher Education Committee within their organization.
  • Black Student Organization's Decision Regarding College's Official Reply 

    Unknown author (1968-05-09)
    The Black Student Organization's response to the official reply by Kalamazoo College President Weimer K. Hicks to their demands of May 6, 1968.
  • The Black Student Organization of Kalamazoo College 

    Unknown author (1969)
    A booklet produced by the Higher Education Committee of Kalamazoo College's Black Student Organization (BSO) including photos and other details about members of the group.
  • Memo Regarding Demands of BSO 

    Hicks, Weimer K., 1909-1985 (1968-05-13)
    A memo from Kalamazoo College President Weimer K. Hicks outlining three steps to begin a program implementing the demands of the Black Student Organization (BSO).
  • Black Children Are Being Brainwashed? 

    Lumumba, Chokwe, 1947-2014 (formerly known as Taliaferro, Edwin Finley); Solomon, Clyde L. (1969)
    An information sheet distributed by the Information Committee of Kalamazoo College's Black Student Organization (BSO) in approx. 1969.
  • Memo to All Faculty 

    Hicks, Weimer K., 1909-1985 (1969-05-29)
    A memo from Kalamazoo College President Weimer K. Hicks to all faculty members in regards to the hiring of Black faculty and staff.
  • Meeting Schedule and Discussion Points Regarding the Black Student Organization's Demands 

    Unknown author (1969-05-22)
    A schedule of meetings from May 22 to May 24, 1969 along with discussion points regarding the demands made by Kalamazoo College's Black Student Organization (BSO).
  • Our Response to the BSO Demands 

    Long, William G. (1969-03-21)
    Kalamazoo College's Dean of Student Affairs, William G. Long, comments on several points related to the demands made by the Black Student Organization (BSO).
  • Response to Demands Made Upon the College by the Black Students' Organization 

    Hicks, Weimer K., 1909-1985 (1969-05-15)
    Includes a memo to members of the College Community and the response written by Kalamazoo College President Weimer K. Hicks to the demands made by the Black Student Organization (BSO) on May 12, 1969.
  • Statement from the Black Student Organization 

    McNeil, Genna Rae (1969-05-19)
    A letter to the faculty and administration of Kalamazoo College from the Black Student Organization (BSO) regarding the reply the organization received to their demands and the clarification forum of Friday, May 16, 1969.

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