Black Student Activism on Campus

Excerpt from a New York Times article


Members of By Any Means Necessary at University of Michigan

Jeffrey Sauger for The New York Times

Affirmative, Yes

By Any Means Necessary, coalition to defend affirmative action, helps organize thousands of students for march in Washington as Supreme Court deliberates admissions policy at University of Michigan. Court rules race can be one of many factors in evaluating applicants because of “educational benefits that flow from a diverse student body.” 2013



The Black Bruins [Spoken Word] – Sy Stokes



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Viral YouTube video criticizes dearth of black men enrolled at University of California, Los Angeles. 2014

I, Too, Am Harvard


  • Black students initiate “I, Too, Am Harvard” Internet and Twitter campaign, exclaiming: “We are here. This place is ours.”
  • White police officer shoots to death son of black employee at St. Louis University two months after white police officer kills Michael Brown Jr. in nearby Ferguson. Six days of campus vigils and demonstrations follow. •


2015 Former student at University of Mississippi is indicted on federal civil rights charges for placing noose on statue of James H. Meredith, black alumnus.



Affirmative Action, Again

Supreme Court to rule on use of race in admissions at University of Texas, for second time, signaling court may limit or even end such affirmative action.


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