October 18, 2020

Banners That Matter

When the the city of Beloit withdrew its permission to hang Black Lives Matter banners on the Powerhouse bridge, students quickly made a replacement.

In July, the college placed two large Black Lives Matter banners on the Powerhouse footbridge spanning U.S. Highway 51. The college needed permission to post them, which it received from authorities with the city of Beloit.

After citing a new legal opinion in October, the city rescinded that permission. At press time, the college had relocated the banners to the west exterior wall of the Sports Center.

Students responded to the removal by organizing a group that made dozens of small signs out of bright paper. The group assembled the signs and ribbons in the shape of the letters BLM on both sides of the bridge.

Also In This Issue

  • Professor Ron Watson in 2017.

    Teaching Hard Truths About Race in American Political Science Courses

  • Ranjan Roy

    In Remembrance: Professor of Mathematics Ranjan Roy

  • Anti-Racist Work Accelerates, Framed by Student Demands


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