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Written by Assembly Democrats, Aaron Collins   
Saturday, 29 February 2020 17:51

uw-oshkoshOn November 21, 1968, ninety four African American students engaged in demonstration for racial equality on the UW-Oshkosh campus.


MADISON – Throughout the month of February, members of the Legislative Black Caucus hosted events to celebrate Black history Month. Rep. LaKeshia Myers (D-Milwaukee), hosted “A Night with the Oshkosh 94”, a panel discussion with members of the Oshkosh 94, as they recount the events of November 21, 1968.

Dubbed ‘Black Thursday’, on November 21, 1968, ninety four African American students engaged in demonstration for racial equality on campus, resulting in the mass arrest and expulsion of those students. Black Thursday has been deemed one of the first civil rights protests in the state of the Wisconsin.

gordon_hintzRepresentative Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) issued the following statement:

“The events of Black Thursday serve as a reminder that we must be proactive in addressing racial disparities in our education system. I want to recognize and commend the Oshkosh 94 for their tireless activism and efforts to fight inequality in our community.

“I would also like to thank the Legislative Black Caucus for all of their hard work organizing another successful Black History Month with events in the Capitol and around the state.”

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 February 2020 18:10
 
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