1968 Afro-American Society chartered

The Afro-American Society, now known as the African American Student Association, was chartered on January 31, 1968 to focus attention on the problems of African Americans.

The association encourages members to become involved in academic, leadership, social and political activities at OSU. Its purpose is to empower students while promoting and supporting productive relationships with the community and university.

The group’s founding members included (front row) Barbara Smith, Sylvetta Striplin, Raquel Wynesberry, Wallace King, (second row) Julia Brown, KaSaundra Smith, Sandra Payton, Glenn Schoate, Linda Latimer, Patricia Hill and Dewell Turner.