Black Student Union
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Overview The Johns Hopkins Black Student Union (BSU) was founded in April of 1968, shortly after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the riots which followed in Baltimore City. The club sponsors social events and lectures, participates in community service activities such as tutoring disadvantaged children, works to promote unity among African Americans, and works to improve the overall climate for African American students at Hopkins. The records of the Black Student Union span the years...
Content Description Oral history recordings, transcripts, notes, and related material pertaining to "The History of African Americans at Johns Hopkins University" project, active from 2003-2008, which interviewed alumni, faculty, medical professionals, and staff affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Notable figures interviewed for this project include Ben Carson, Levi Watkins, and Frederick I. Scott (the first Black student to graduate from Johns Hopkins University). More information about the project is...