The Black Student Union was founded in early 1968 at a time when very few black students attended the University of Washington. Over the next several years the BSU led campaigns that transformed the University and helped reshape educational opportunities for young people of color in Seattle and throughout Washington state.
We explore these events and their impact in a series of reports by Mark Robinson, Craig Collisson, and Tikia Gilbert.
- The Early History of the UW Black Student Unionby Marc Robinson
- The BSU Takes on BYU and the UW Athletics Program, 1970 by Craig Collisson
- Franklin High School Sit-in, March 29, 1968 by Tikia Gilbert
Here are additional reports that provide information about the history of the BSU :
The Chicano Movement in Washington State, 1967-2006 by Oscar Rosales Castañeda
The Black Panther Party in Seattle 1968-1970 by Kurt Schaefer