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Neo-Black Society Records


Collection Description:

The records of the Neo-Black Society document this African American student organization since its inception at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) in 1971. Materials include constitution, by laws, memos, reports, flyers, photographs, and audio visual materials dating from 1971 to the recent past.

Selected for inclusion in this project are materials pertaining to the UNCG Student Government Association’s reclassification of the student organization, due to its perceived exclusionary membership, which ultimately stripped the group's funding. Materials from this collection, as well as the Chancellor’s Ferguson’s records document reactions from the Neo-Black Society, the findings of an ad hoc faculty committee convened to advise the chancellor, and the legal action taken by white students when the SGA decision was reversed.

Repository: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro


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Item thumbnail image Neo-Black Society Hearing
Date: February 1973
By: unknown
From: Neo-Black Society Records
This set of documents pertains to a hearing regarding the Neo-Black Society's status as a UNCG student organization. Included are procedures for the hearing, a report of the hearing, and the specific...
Item thumbnail image Neo-Black Support Debated
Date: March 27, 1973
By: Bill Lee
From: Neo-Black Society Records
This is a photocopy of an article that was published in the Greensboro Daily News on March 27, 1973, which reports on a UNCG Student Government Association hearing as to...
Item thumbnail image UNC-G Student Sit-In Continues Peacefully: 100 Take Part
Date: March 28, 1973
By: unknown
From: Neo-Black Society Records
This is a photocopy of an article that was published most likely in a Greensboro newspaper on March 28, 1973, which reports on a UNCG student sit-in protesting the Student Government Association decis...
Item thumbnail image Letter from faculty regarding Neo-Black Society hearing
Date: March 30, 1973
By: multiple
From: Neo-Black Society Records
A protest against the UNCG Student Government Senate's ruling to change the status of the Neo-Black Society resulted in UNCG Chancellor Ferguson's appointment of a faculty committee to review both the...
Item thumbnail image Letters regarding the Neo-Black Society hearing
Date: March 31, 1973
By: James Sharbrough Ferguson
From: Neo-Black Society Records
These two letters written by UNCG Chancellor James Ferguson explain and justify his actions to reverse the decision of the UNCG Student Government Senate to reclassify the Neo-Black Society. The Stud...
Item thumbnail image Black Unit Funding Restored
Date: April 1, 1973
By: Greensboro Daily News
From: Neo-Black Society Records
This is a photocopy of part of an article published in the Greensboro Daily News on April 1, 1973, which reports on UNCG Chancellor James Ferguson's ruling that funding ...
Item thumbnail image UNC-G Black Group Wins Funding Appeal: Chancellor Overrules Student Senate
Date: April 1, 1973
By: unknown
From: Neo-Black Society Records
This is a photocopy of part of an article published in a Greensboro newspaper around April 1, 1973, which reports on UNCG Chancellor James Ferguson's ruling that funding be restored to the Neo-Black S...
Item thumbnail image Students Plan Suit on NBS
Date: April 2, 1973
By: Barbara Ross
From: Neo-Black Society Records
This is a photocopy of an article that was published in the Greensboro Record on April 2, 1973, which reports on plans to file a lawsuit against UNCG officials and the N...
Item thumbnail image Changes in the Constitution of the Neo Black Society
Date: April 5, 1973
By: Neo Black Society
From: Neo-Black Society Records
These changes in the constitution of the Neo-Black Society, a UNCG student organization, were proposed at a time when the organization was redefining its role amid controversies of the group's classif...
Item thumbnail image Decision of the UNCG Board of Trustees regarding the Neo-Black Society's status
Date: April 6, 1973
By: Beverly C. Moore
From: Neo-Black Society Records
This document outlines the UNCG Board of Trustees decision regarding the chancellor's reversal of the Student Senate's decision to reclassify the Neo-Black Society's status as a student organization. ...