Our Choking Times began in 1970 as the African-American students' newspaper. It was published until 1982 when its name changed to Spectrum and then Dimensions. Dimensions was published until the mid-1990s. This collection represents the copies held at the University Archives and is not a complete run. This collection contains 115 issues comprising 1,245 pages and 3,295 articles.
"When the 12-page inaugural issue of the Our Choking Times newspaper first hit Ohio State’s campus in February 1970, it did not mince words. And for good reason: Black students at the university were still reeling from the injustices that had rocked campus just two years prior, when 34 students were indicted on kidnapping charges for their peaceful protest of racist policies at the university. This first issue of the newspaper sought to provide a community forum and address those frustrations of black students across the university."