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UB Remembers Civil Rights Achievements of Local Group

February 28, 2013
Contact: University Relations
Phone: 410.837.5739

In celebration of Black History Month, the University of Baltimore's College of Public Affairs joined with Morgan State University's Urban Research Institute, the Baltimore Alumni Chapter of Howard University's School of Divinity, and Associated Black Charities on Feb. 24 to present a panel discussion among leaders who have had a great impact on public and social policy in Baltimore.

"For roughly an hour and a half the three men laughed, recollected, and shared some of the more somber moments of the group’s creation, their work in the community and the uphill battles they faced," the Baltimore Afro reported. "The group became known for their fights for equal employment, education, and justice and at least one of the surviving members recalls that the name—the Goon Squad—grew from a newspaper article that accused them of being thugs rather than forward-thinking activists."

Read the Afro article.