Queen’s first Black AMS president continues to inspire change

A still from a spoken word video by Greg Frankson, ConEd ’99, who performs under the stage name Ritallin.
A still from a spoken word video by Greg Frankson, ConEd ’99, who performs under the stage name Ritallin.
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Before 1997, Robert Sutherland, was just another name on campus.

It was only after multiple pushes by students and alumni that Queen’s recognized Sutherland — Canada’s first Black university graduate and Queen’s saviour — and dedicated a room in the JDUC to him in 1997 and a building in 2009.

Behind both efforts was Greg Frankson, Queen’s first Black AMS president.

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