The group will include faculty and alumni.
A history professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and president of a mentoring and economic development organization have teamed up to teach the KKK’s history on campus.
Chancellor Rebecca Blank said the study group will investigate two UW-Madison student organizations that were “named after or otherwise affiliated with” the Klan during the 1920s.
Professor Stephen Kantrowitz and Floyd Rose, who leads 100 Black Men of Madison, will be the chairmen of the study group, which Blank said will also include students, faculty, staff and alumni.
The group is expected to advise UW-Madison administrators in December on how to acknowledge the role of the Klan in the university’s history.
“In the wake of the tragedy in Charlottesville, it is time to take a fresh look at our history to ensure that we fully understand and appropriately acknowledge the activities of members of the campus community during this time period,” Blank said in a statement.
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