Luther College Moment in History #36

In the winter of 1968, five students Jerry Hutch, Byron Dean, Augusta Stephens, Reulan Walter and Carmen Allison formed the Black Student Union (BSU) as a means of supporting one another and dealing with racism. At that point in time, Black students believed that in order for them to have an active part in Luther College community, they had to enter it with a knowledge and pride of their Blackness. They felt that they could best gain that knowledge through education ventures of, for, and by Black people (Constitution of the Black Student Union, 1968). This photo is from 1975-1976 outside of the Black Cultural Center.


Moment 36