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Invictus, UWM Black Student Union’s Newspaper, Added to African American Online Collections

cover of Invictus, Jan. 24, 1980

The UWM Libraries have digitized a large number of issues of Invictus, a publication launched by the Black Student Union in 1977. One of UWM’s longest-running student newspapers, Invictus gave voice to the University’s African American student body with news features, profiles, and poetry. The last issue was published in 1995. 

The Libraries are currently adding more Invictus issues to the digital collection, as well as the only two issues of a predecessor publication, The Black Critic.

Invictus joins other UWM Libraries’ collections that document local African American history: two digital collections, March on Milwaukee Civil Rights History Project and UWM African American Alumni Oral History Project, and a number of Archives’ collections, including the Vel Phillips papers and UWM Department of Africology records.