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 came to realize that I was being condemned, not by a lack of ability, but by my color. I passed through successive stages of bewilderment, inarticulate protest, resentment, and, finally, reconciliation to the status of my race. Eventually, however, as I grew older and thought more clearly, I found in my condition an incentive to personal accomplishment, an inspiring challenge. Without having the wish to "show them," I developed a fierce desire to "show myself." I wanted to vindicate every ability I had. I wanted to acquire new abilities. I wanted to prove that I, as an individual, deserved a place in the world."
Paul R. Williams
"I Am A Negro" 1937
The Black Panthers, also known as the Black Panther Party, was a political organization founded in 1966 by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale to challenge police brutality against the African American community.
Dressed in black berets and black leather jackets, the Black Panthers organized armed citizen patrols of Oakland and other U.S. cities. At its peak in 1968, the Black Panther Party had roughly 2,000 members. The organization later declined as a result of internal tensions, deadly shootouts and FBI counterintelligence activities aimed at weakening the organization.