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From the Freedom Rides to Seattle’s Black Student Union: Connecting the Pacific Northwest to the Larger Black Freedom Struggle

Thursday, May 23 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Museum of Natural and Cultural History
1680 E 15th Avenue, Eugene, OR

In 1968, the Black Student Union (BSU) at the University of Washington led a pivotal campaign for institutional reform. Join historian Marc Robinson as he uncovers the connections between the BSU in Seattle—especially its Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee—and the Civil Rights Movement in the South.

Book signing to follow the presentation. Books will be available for purchase.

Marc Robinson is an assistant professor at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) and author of Washington State Rising: Black Power on Campus in the Pacific Northwest.

Event Type

Academic, Diversity and Multiculturalism, Black and African American


Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Clark Honors College

Target Audience

General Public, All Students, Faculty/Staff



Included with regular admission; free for MNCH members and UO ID card holders. Show your Oregon Trail or other EBT card for an admission discount.


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