In honor of Black History Month, the NMU Archives is offering anyone an open invitation to visit their online exhibition on the history of Student Protests at NMU in the 1960s. The Black Student Association (later the Black Student Union) was very active in defending and advancing civil rights at NMU. Today's struggle for social and economic justice echoes the activism and demands made by the BSA 52 years ago. The exhibit includes an oral history interview with David Williams, a leader of the BSA who would go on to become vice-chancellor at Vanderbilt University.
Archives student assistants Annika Peterson, Anne Krohn, and Kelley Kanon designed, researched, and created the exhibit.
To visit the online exhibit and learn more about the history of student protests at NMU, please visit: https://archives.nmu.edu/studentprotests/.