Teaching partnerships between incarcerated people in California and the 5Cs might seem like a recent development. But in the late 1960s, student members of Pomona College’s Black Studies Center developed an educational program for prisoners in Chino, led by BSU founder Danny Wilks PO ’71.
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‘Faculty and student silence means nothing less than passive consent’: Chronicling the fight for a Black Studies Center in Claremont
The 1960s were an eventful time for Black students at the 5Cs. Until 1967, they didn’t have a Black Student Union, which eventually came to fruition largely because of the efforts of Eileen Wilson-Oyelaran PO ’69, John Payton PO ’73 and Danny Wilks PO ’71.
From Black student admissions to Black-centered curriculum, Eileen Wilson-Oyelaran PO ‘69 paved the way
From Compton to Claremont to Kalamazoo, Eileen Wilson-Oyelaran PO ’69 has been a trailblazer in the field of education her entire life. What started as activism in her teenage years only grew stronger as an undergraduate at Pomona College, carrying through in her years in Nigeria and as president of Kalamazoo College.
OPINION: On race, health and social change; an open letter to STEM students
Harvard Medical School student Aseal Birir PO ’18 encourages STEM students to take Africana Studies courses to promote equity in STEM.