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April 28th, 1970: 8 Days Before May 4th

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.




 

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