PushBlack: A Guide to the Student Protests Sweeping the Country

 

At PushBlack, we draw a lot of our inspiration from the black newspapers and magazines of the 1950s and 60s


Student protests are sweeping the country.

At PushBlack, we draw a lot of our inspiration from the black newspapers and magazines of the 1950s and 60s, which often served as megaphones for the Civil Rights Movement and black liberation. We like to think of ourselves as continuing their tradition but with 21st century tools and tactics.

For this reason, we’re really excited about the recent wave of student activism addressing racial injustice. College students from around the country are combining the protests tools once used by our parents and grandparents with modern technology and social media to win important campaigns quickly. Check out this list of articles and videos we’ve collected from around the web that highlight these young organizers:


Student protesters are using social media to add a never seen before speed and urgency to their campaigns. [Los Angeles Times]


Down Magazine is building an online community at Yale by collecting perspectives of students of color. [The Fader]


Students at Princeton University are pushing back against Woodrow Wilson’s racist legacy. [HuffPost Black Voices]


A comprehensive guide to the many campus protests around the country. [The Atlantic]

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Curated by PushBlack family members:

Darrell Scott @DLScott06
Tareq Alani @tareq_alani