Kent Student Center RM 232
Black United Students
- The Black Student movement began at Kent State University in the fall of 1967. On January 17th, the United Christian fellowship and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) sponsored a lecture by Henry Austin, Public Relations Director of the Deacons of Defense. Austin challenged Black Students to “unite and stand up” in an effort to organize themselves. In April, after three months of operating underground.
- Black United Students became a registered organization at Kent State University. Acquiring the distinction of becoming the FIRST student founded organization on the campus of Kent State University, as well as the FIRST Student founded Black Nationalist Organization. In a matter of months, the organization literally went from nonexistent to being the most powerful student group on campus.
- Membership in The Black United Students was, and still is; open to ALL students at Kent State University who are willing to struggle for the educational, cultural, political, and social advancement of African peoples throughout the world.
2013/2014 Black United Students Board Members:
President- Roslynn Porch firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President- Mary Rogers email@example.com
Executive Secretary- Olivia Thompson firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Programming- Dairia Harvin email@example.com
Treasurer- Mariah Rucker firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Academic Affairs- Mamadou Ndiaye email@example.com
Director of Community Affairs- Leia Belt firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Political Affairs & Grievances- Ephraim Butler email@example.com
Director of Public Relations- Dwain Ross firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Student Relations- Matthew Thompson email@example.com
"Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."
-Martin Luther King