Forged Through Protest: Afro-Americans for Black Liberation and Their Prosecution at the University of Houston

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2023-04-13

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The student group Afro-Americans for Black Liberation (AABL) was a revolutionary coalition of black activists at UH. This group demanded equity in educational opportunities and outcomes for Black students in 1968, only five years after UH desegregated its student population. AABL advocated for an Afro-American Studies Department, increasing the minimum wage for employees, increasing resources for Black students, and better relationships with the larger Houston area. One activist, Lynn Eusan, became UH's first Black Homecoming queen in 1968.

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Public Policy, University of Houston Special Collections

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