Exhibit Marks the 40th Anniversary of “Black Thursday” at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh has debuted a new multimedia exhibit detailing the history of the 1968 “Black Thursday” student demonstrations. On November 21, 1968, black students at the university marched into the university president’s office and presented a list of demands. The students wanted increased financial aid, curriculum and cultural changes, and equal housing. The university president had the students arrested. They were subsequently expelled from the university.

The new multimedia project, which will be on display until February at the university’s Gail Steinhilber Art Gallery, includes photographs, documents, videoclips, and oral histories by more than 100 former students, faculty, administrators, and law enforcement officers who were present at the Black Thursday protest.