University of Wisconsin–Madison

Kantrowitz-Led Committee Releases Report on the Ku Klux Klan at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Stephen Kantrowitz

After months of research, a study group convened by Chancellor Blank to study the history of racism and exclusion on the UW-Madison campus released its final report. Our own  Stephen Kantrowitz co-chaired the committee along with Dr. Floyd Rose, president of 100 Black Men of Madison. In response to the report, Chancellor Blank announced several initiatives aimed at reconciling campus history with what the report described as ” a pervasive culture of racial and religious bigotry, casual and unexamined in its prevalence”.  Stephen Kantrowitz and our faculty affiliate Christy Clark-Pujara will convene a group this summer to design a process for the implementation of a public history project that will reclaim and celebrate the voices of those who endured, fought, and overcame prejudice on campus, not just in the early 1900s but throughout the history of the university. Click here to read the committee’s full report (pdf).