To celebrate Black History Month, TSL interviewed five students about their experiences being Black athletes at the 5Cs.
Black History Month 2023
From Miami to Claremont, Pomona professor Eric Hurley’s lifelong dedication to improving Black education
Inspired by his upbringing, Pomona Professor Eric Hurley researches educational inequality among African American children.
‘Sworn to secrecy’: Professor Angela Davis’ Teaching at the 5Cs
Some faculty, students and staff might recall Angela Davis’ recent visit in 2021 for a talk at Pomona College or her 2016 visit to Scripps College as a guest speaker, but few remember her as a lecturer at the 5Cs.
5Cs invest in apartheid despite student opposition
By October 1985, Pomona College had reportedly invested millions in companies with ties to South Africa during the apartheid. But, it wasn’t until the 5Cs were mandated by California’s Assembly Bill 134 to sever ties with South Africa did they relinquish investments.
Editor’s Note: As the pendulum swings back, Black culture pushes forward
In Feb. 2023, TSL picked up right from where we left off, following Black history at the 5Cs from the 1970s into the new millennium.
In the ’70s, 5Cs dismissed student requests for increased Black enrollment
In the 1960s, Black Students in Claremont were promised increased enrollment. 5C enrollment went back on their commitment, writes Averi Sullivan PO ’23.
Death of BSC births OBSA and 5C Black Studies Department
Ten years after its creation, the Black Studies Center was dissolved, leaving the Office of Black Student Affairs and the Intercollegiate Department of Black Studies in its place, writes Averi Sullivan PO ’23.