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UF's Black Campus Movement

BLACK THURSDAY

On April 15, 1971, the Black Student Union (BSU) organized a sit-in at Tigert Hall. Seventy students marched into President Stephen O’Connell’s office with a list of demands. They wanted the University to address the shortage of Black faculty and students at UF. The demonstration led to the arrest and suspension of 66 Black students.

Black students prepare to enter Tigert Hall in Thursday morning's encounter with UF President Stephen C. O'Connell. 1971. Photo by Kevin Moran.

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