Black Students for Revolution Records, 2015-
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Brief Description: Records of Black Students for Revolution including born-digital photographs, videos, flyers, newspaper articles, and social media records related to activities and protests on topics of racism, tuition costs, income inequality, sexual assault, all-gender housing, and representation of minority students. Also included are web clippings of racist comments and threats collected by Black Students for Revolution. Physical records include "Demands for a Transformed University" booklet, flyers related to Black Student for Revolution and Black United Front events and initiatives, newspaper clipping, stickers, and buttons.
Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at]
Record Series Number: 41/66/23
Created by: Black Students for Revolution (2015-)
Volume: 281.4 megabytes
Acquired: 12/19/2016.
Biographical Note for Black Students for Revolution (2015-) :

Black Students for Revolution (BSFR) was founded in 2015 at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The group was previously known as the Student Pan-African Movement.1 The goal of BSFR is "to contribute to an intersectional movement that celebrates blackness in all its forms and helps to transform the structure of higher education within the United States."2 BSFR released a list of thirteen "Demands for a Transformed University" which was endorsed by twenty-six student and community organizations.3

1. Black Students for Revolution. November 8, 2015. Facebook post (

2. Black Students for Revolution. 2016. (

3. Black Students for Revolution, "Our Demands." 2016. (

Subject Index
Black Students
Student Activism
Student Protests