Set against the backdrop of five decades of dynamic social change, the powerful “BUS at 50 Reloaded” photography exhibit in Ritchie Hall’s Uumbaji Gallery highlights the impact and influence of the Black United Students (BUS) organization at Kent State University since its founding in 1968. The show runs through Nov. 14.
A student walkout in 1968 contributed to the launch of Black United Students (BUS), which is commemorating 50 years at Kent State. (Photo from the collection of E. Timothy Moore)
Communication Studies majors are playing vital roles in this year’s Black History Month celebration at Kent State University.
Roslynn Porch, Dairia Harvin, Mary Rogers, Dwain Ross and Olivia Thompson are executive board members of Black United Students (BUS). Founded in 1968, BUS is one of the oldest student organizations on campus.
Porch, BUS president, planned the “Your Black is Beautiful” event, which is scheduled to take place later this month in the Kent Student Center. BUS members will pass out candy attached to notes of encouragement to students.