BSO Protest, 1969

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dc.date.issued1969-05
dc.description1 B&W imageen_US
dc.description.abstractMembers of the Black Student Organization (BSO) stand in protest in front of the Fine Arts Building. This may have been the Saturday, May 17, 1969 protest in which the BSO rejected the college administration's response to their demands. According to a May 23, 1969 article in The Index, "Early in the afternoon an ultimatum was sent by the BSO to Dr. Hicks stating, 'Your reply to our demands was totally inadequate. We reject it. Your response is evidence that the racism that permeates American society is present in the administration and faculty of this college.'" The demands of the BSO included more courses with a focus on Black culture, literature, and history as well as increased enrollment of Black students, funding tor the BSO, changes to campus housing assignments, and the use of a college' owned property on the northside of Kalamazoo.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe members of BSO stand along the curb of Academy Street facing the Mandelle Administration Building where college president Weimer K. Hicks had his office. At far left, wearing a suit and sunglasses, is Edwin Taliaferro (also known as Chokwe Lumumba), who became a lawyer and civil rights leader after graduation. Other BSO members (from left to right) are: Brenda Alexander, Rosamuel Dawkins, Gloria Nichols, Herb Lindsay (wearing hat), Sharon Greene (behind Herb Lindsay), Patricia Brown, Emmet Deans, Bruce Kelly, Gerald Weaver, Robert Moore, Jr., Ida Cannon, Melvin McWilliams, Eugene Blue, Alexander Lipsey, and an unknown student.
dc.identifier.otherP02
dc.identifier.urihttps://cache.kzoo.edu/handle/10920/39050
dc.publisherKalamazoo Collegeen_US
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dc.subject.lcshPhotographs
dc.titleBSO Protest, 1969en_US
dc.typeImageen_US
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