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The Black Student Union (BSU) will host a special discussion with six members of the Oshkosh 94 as part of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s sesquicentennial activities at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 18 in Reeve Ballroom A on the Oshkosh campus.
Jerry Benston, Juanita Collier, Joel Johnson, Sheila Knox, Jerrell Malone and Brad Thurman will be present to engage in “Remembering Black Thursday 1968: Learning from our Living History and Cultivating a More Inclusive University,” a unique question and answer session led by current BSU leaders about their former BSU members’ experiences.
The event now known as Black Thursday took place on Nov. 21, 1968, when 94 African-American students demanded equal rights on campus and protested in dramatic fashion until the tactics resulted in a mass arrest and expulsion of the students.
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