Welcome to one of the largest, student-led clubs on Hamilton High School’s campus! We are glad you stopped by to visit! We invite you to take a look around and get familiar with our members, activities, and goals. You will quickly recognize that our BSU is constantly grooming leadership skills while encouraging academic success for African American students. In fact, everything we do promotes, celebrates, and embraces Black excellence!
In 2018 and 2019, 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.
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“Ordinary people with extraordinary vision can redeem the soul of America by getting in what I call good trouble, necessary trouble. Voting and participating in the democratic process are key. The vote is the most powerful nonviolent change agent you have in a democratic society. You must use it because it is not guaranteed. You can lose it."
Congressman John Lewis
On Oct. 14, 1964, Martin Luther King, Jr. received a Nobel Peace Prize for his work in the civil rights movement at age 35, making him the youngest person to receive the honor.
By the mid-'60s, King was known internationally for his work in advocating racial equality through nonviolent civil disobedience. King was influenced by Indian activist Mahatma Gandhi and appropriated many of his theories about nonviolence in his organization of peaceful protests that were often met with brutal violence by whites.
Upon notification of his Nobel win, King announced that he would donate the $54,123 in prize money to further the civil rights movement.