by Madeleine Thompson
The Black Student Union (BSU) gathered together on Sunday to dig up a time capsule left by BSU members of the Class of 1995. Greenslade Special Collections and Archives found the capsule, which contained reminders of the group’s history. Found in the capsule were photo albums, a scrapbook, flyers for BSU events and a VHS tape that has yet to be played for want of the right equipment.
“I think it’s important to remember the past because, for black students at Kenyon, and black people in the United States, some things sadly don’t change,” BSU member Symone Roberts ’15 said in an email. “We found a flyer that had the words ‘Black men’s lives matter’ printed on it. That was especially sad, because 20 years later, it seems like we’re still striving to get this point across.”
Roberts said the group is planning to work on adding their own history to the capsule and re-burying it to be opened again in 2035. They may even make their own scrapbook.