COLUMBUS—State Senator John Eklund
(R-Munson Township) today welcomed students from Kent State University's (KSU) Black United Students organization to recognize their 50 years of courage and tireless work to promote equality and social justice.
"This organization is important to everyone in the KSU community, and promotes a culture of inclusion for all people. It was truly an honor to have them join us to be recognized today," said Eklund. "Their work to demand equity and be a resource to the black community to help them achieve their goals is truly commendable. Their voices and opinions are a valuable asset to Ohio as we continue to strive to become a better state."
Founded in 1968, the group was formed during a time of intense activism in American history, and sought to have the same types of opportunities on campus as white students. Today, they look to the future and identify new ways to inspire hope, confidence and stand up against racism.
To read more about the 50 year history of their organization, click here