The University of Arkansas is releasing publications from a black student group from the 1960s and 1970s in honor of Black History Month.

The University of Arkansas is releasing publications from a black student group from the 1960s and 1970s in honor of Black History Month.

All 20 issues of the Black Americans for Democracy Times newspaper have been digitized and are now available on the university libraries' website.

The issues feature news from the civil rights era, including stories on Black Awareness Week, the Miss Black University of Arkansas pageant and the 1972 election of the first black student body president, Gene McKissic.

Black Americans for Democracy organized after the death of Martin Luther King Jr. Its goal was to raise awareness for issues facing black students, along with promoting the achievements of black students and faculty.