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BSM Subgroups

Black Student Movement Subgroups

Members of the BSM founded several subgroups on campus in the early 1970s. Pictured above is Opeyo (KiSwahili for "beyond the horizon"), a dance group that eventually split into two groups: Opeyo Hip-Hop and Opeyo Modern. The Ebony Readers/Onyx Theater specialized in poetry and theater. They staged productions that focused on African American culture. The Gospel Choir was formed to sing traditional African American songs and spirituals. Harmonyx, the BSM's a cappella choir, was founded during the 1994-1995 school year.

-- Photo: 1980 Yackety Yack, p. 210