University of Oregon students sing the Black National Anthem. The Black Student Task Force holds a Black Community Rally in the EMU amphitheater on Nov.11, 2016. (Aaron Nelson/Emerald)

Co-Director of the University of Oregon Black Male Alliance August Jefferson excites the crowd with spoken word. The Black Student Task Force holds a Black Community Rally in the EMU amphitheater on Nov.11, 2016. (Aaron Nelson/Emerald)

Members of the Black Student Union address the large crowd. The Black Student Task Force holds a Black Community Rally in the EMU amphitheater on Nov.11, 2016.

University of Oregon student Brianna Hayes talks to both the crowd and fellow members of the Black Student Union. The Black Student Task Force holds a Black Community Rally in the EMU amphitheater on Nov.11, 2016.

University of Oregon students hold signs as they listen to speakers. The Black Student Task Force holds a Black Community Rally in the EMU amphitheater on Nov.11, 2016. (Aaron Nelson/Emerald)

Natashia Greene, an officer for the Black Student Union, embraces her sister who presented powerful spoken word poetry. The Black Student Task Force holds a Black Community Rally in the EMU amphitheater on Nov.11, 2016. (Aaron Nelson)

Pastor Herman Greene speaks to the crowd. The Black Student Task Force holds a Black Community Rally in the EMU amphitheater on Nov.11, 2016.

Pastor Herman Greene gives an emotional final statement. The Black Student Task Force holds a Black Community Rally in the EMU amphitheater on Nov.11, 2016.

University of Oregon President Michael Schill addresses the crowd. The Black Student Task Force holds a Black Community Rally in the EMU amphitheater on Nov.11, 2016.

Natashia Greene raises her fist as she concludes her speech. The Black Student Task Force holds a Black Community Rally in the EMU amphitheater on Nov.11, 2016.

Members of the Black Student Union raise their fists. The Black Student Task Force holds a Black Community Rally in the EMU amphitheater on Nov.11, 2016.

Members of the Black Student Union pose for a photo. The Black Student Task Force holds a Black Community Rally in the EMU amphitheater on Nov.11, 2016.


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