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The Black Thursday Oral History Project has launched a new multimedia Web site, “Black Thursday Remembered,” at

“Black Thursday Remembered” chronicles the history of racial tensions in Oshkosh and on the campus of Wisconsin State University-Oshkosh during the late 1960s. With the aid of oral history clips, photographs, documents and newsreel footage, “Black Thursday Remembered” recounts this important history for an expanded, global audience.

With the generous support of the U.S. Department of Education and the Wisconsin Academy for the Study of American History (founded at UWO), “Black Thursday Remembered” specifically aims to inform teachers and their students about civil rights and racial politics north of the Mason Dixon line during that turbulent time.

A copy of the accompanying documentary, which premiered at the Oshkosh Grand Opera House in November 2008, has been placed on reserve in the Polk Library Archives and is available for classroom use.

For more information about “Black Thursday Remembered,” contact project director Stephen Kercher at (920) 424-7158 or

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