Black Student Newspaper Uhuru Returns to Kansas State After Nearly 40 years

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By: Melvin Fatimehin and Jakki Thompson | The Collegian

As K-State celebrates its 150th year, many in the community are taking a closer look at its past. One piece of K-State’s long history is the Uhuru, a newspaper originally created by the Black Student Union for African-American students at K-State, which has made its return to the K-State campus with a modern twist.

The first edition of the original Uhuru, which means “freedom” in Swahili, was published on Sept. 16, 1970. It ran for six years under the leadership of members of Phi Beta Sigma. Now, after almost four decades, the same Phi Beta Sigma chapter is teaming up with the K-State Collegian to bring it back under the new name Uhuru Kauli.

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