Student Organization | Formed 1967
Roosevelt students formed the Black Student Association at the height of the Civil Rights Movement. In 1969, the group held class disruptions to teach black studies and staged a 150 student sit-in at the president’s office to demand a black studies program. The BSA invited leaders like Fred Hampton, chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party, and Haki R. Madhubuti, an author and publisher at Third World Press, to speak on campus.
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