In 2018, 2019, 2021, and 2022 Hamilton’s BSU was awarded “BSU of the Year” by the United Black Student Union of California (UBSUC) during the State Leadership Convention (unfortunately the 2020 convention was canceled). This honor was earned based on our dedication to leadership, student body, and community. Not only do we have dynamic BSU Officers representing our school campus, we also have Hamilton Officers elected into leadership roles at the Southern region and the State Leadership positions.
We hope you enjoy learning more about our club and consider joining us. Although we’re called Black Student Union, our BSU also welcomes students from all races and ethnic backgrounds.
To join the Hamilton BSU click HERE.
"I am convinced that men hate each other because they fear each other. They fear each other because they don’t know each other, and they don’t know each other because they don’t communicate with each other, and they don’t communicate with each other because they are separated from each other.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
speech at Cornell College
Mount Vernon, IA
October 15, 1962
The Little Rock Nine were a group of nine Black students who enrolled at formerly all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in September 1957. Their attendance at the school was a test of Brown v. Board of Education, a landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling that declared segregation in public schools unconstitutional. On September 4, 1957, the first day of classes at Central High, Governor Orval Faubus called in the Arkansas National Guard to block the Black students’ entry into the high school. Later that month, on September 25, President Dwight E. Eisenhower sent in federal troops to escort the Little Rock Nine into the school. It drew national attention to the civil rights movement.