History of the UF Division of Student Affairs - Page 88

88 of the President’s office on April 15, 1971. On this date dubbed “Black Thursday,” 66 students were arrested or suspended for occupying the UF President’s Office. When amnesty requests for the suspended/arrested student protesters were denied, the BSU held a rally on April 27, 1971, after which several Black students and some sympathetic peers submitted withdrawal slips in protest. Over the next few days, more than 100 Black students and their supporters withdrew from UF. The student protests motivated the UF administration to act. Fall 1971, the Institute of Black Culture (IBC) was established. The IBC was officially dedicated on February 11, 1972. The IBC has been a home away from home for UF students. The IBC continues to function as a resource for all members of the UF community by providing educational, social, and cultural programming, cultivating student leadership, and building on its founding legacy of social justice. National Step Show Tour 2005 Photo Credit: UF Student Affairs L e a d e r s h i p ( D i r e c t o r s o f IBC ) James Carter 1971 - 1972 James “Pete” Daniels 1972 - 1973 Dr. William Simmons 1974 - 1994 H i s t o r y o f t h e UF D S A