The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh community and students who participated in the Black Thursday event 43 years ago gathered Feb. 25, to dedicate the University’s first historical marker, titled “Black Thursday,” to recognize the event and leave a permanent, commemorative reminder that the protest occurred. The historical marker was placed at the site of the protest, outside the office of former President Roger Guiles and the Counseling Center on the second floor of Dempsey Hall. It included the names of the 94 students who were expelled from the University in November 1968 after their list of demands, including more fair treatment by faculty and administrators, new African-American history and literature courses and better housing options, triggered protests.
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