Members of the campus and extended communities have a handful of days left to see the “Black Thursday Remembered” multimedia exhibit at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
The exhibit, which documents the Nov. 21, 1968, Black Thursday protest and the arrest and expulsion of 94 students, opened Nov. 20 at the Gail Steinhilber Art Gallery in Reeve Memorial Union. It will close Feb. 9 and find a new home at the Black Historical Society Museum in Milwaukee.
“I am excited that we have the opportunity to reach a new audience in Milwaukee,” said history professor Stephen Kercher, who led the team that developed the oral history project and exhibit. “It is my hope that ‘Black Thursday Remembered’ will awaken Milwaukee audiences to this new perspective in the civil rights history of their city and prompt further dialogue on the troubled past of race relations in Wisconsin.”
The Steinhilber’s hours are10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There is no cost for admission.
- Seen on campus: ‘Black Thursday Remembered’
- Click here to hear an excerpt from the testimony of Henry Brown, who was one of the 94 students expelled on Black Thursday.
- Exhibit gives voice to “Black Thursday” demonstrations
- Read transcripts from “Black Thursday” chat