|Posted by [email protected] on April 8, 2015 at 10:25 AM|
In the April 28th issue of the Daily Kent Stater, an article was published about a silent protest, which happened the previous day, organized and held by Black United Students (BUS). The protest started from the old Ward House and ended at the Administration Building . The BUS organization in addition to Students for Democratic Society (SDS) was one of the most politically active groups on campus in the late 60s and early 70s.
BUS organizes a march in response to unfair treatments of Black students on campus in November, 1968.
With the tensions surrounding the Vietnam War across the country, Kent State was a hotbed of political activity and protest during the months of April and May, 1970. BUS’s march to the Administration building and their demands to provide a cultural center and enroll five-thousand Black students by the fall semester only added to high tensions around campus.