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Seattle University's Black Student Union was recently mentioned in The Seattle Times Education Lab Newsletter for their multiplatform campaign to fund a scholarship program for Black students.
They were previously featured in the South Seattle Emerald:
"BSU is currently working to raise $200,000 by March 1, to fund an annual, need-based scholarship for Black students." Read more
"The Cherokee and other Native American nations originally in the South had purchased enslaved Black people as laborers in the 18th and 19th centuries, and had brought them along when they were driven westward by white settlers. After the Civil War, the practice ended with the 1866 treaty, which also guaranteed that freed Black people and their descendants would “have all the rights and privileges of native Cherokees.” But what followed were broken promises, exclusions and painful fights...."
Cherokee Nation Addresses Bias Against Descendants of Enslaved People - The New York Times
The tribe’s Supreme Court excised language from its constitution that limited the citizenship rights of descendants of Black people who had been enslaved by the tribe before the Civil War.