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Photo of the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center on Oregon State Universitys campus. Terrance Harris, the assistant director at the BCC credits Fred Milton, the former OSU student-athlete, with the development of cultural centers across the OSU campus.

How Fred Milton inspired lasting change at Oregon State University

Andres De Los Santos, Sports Contributor
March 4, 2021

When Terrance Harris, the director of the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center, was asked what words he would use to describe former Oregon State linebacker Fred Milton, he couldn’t settle on just...

OSU’s Black Student Union walks off campus near the campus gates.

The impact of the walkout, 50 years later

Jada Krening, News Reporter
June 3, 2019

In 1969, African American student Fred Milton was cut from the Oregon State University football team for refusing to cut his hair and beard, despite his coach’s insistence. This control and forced conformity...

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