UMD Black Student Union: 1968-75
University of Maryland African American students formed the Black Student Union in 1968 after a high profile protest during the convocation presided over by university president Wilson Elkins.

The chapter was formed out of an existing Congress of Racial Equality chapter that had been active in protesting the vestiges of Jim Crow in surrounding communities.

The BSU waged many struggles to end discrimination against African American students and continues to do so today.
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