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Letter from attorney Michael Curtis regarding the Neo-Black Society hearing

Date: June 13, 1973

Author: Michael Kent Curtis

Biographical/Historical abstract: Michael K. Curtis handled the University of North Carolina at Greensboro student senate appeal regarding the reclassification of the Neo-Black Society.

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Description: Greensboro attorney Michael Curtis represented the UNCG Student Senate in their appeal to the UNCG Board of Trustees to overturn Chancellor Ferguson's decision regarding the classification of the Neo-Black Society as a student organization. In this letter to UNCG Dean of Students James Allen, Curtis outlines the Student Senate's position after the Board of Trustees agree with the chancellor's ruling. Initially the Student Senate decided to reclassify the Neo-Black Society's status as a student organization that received no funding since it was open only to African American students. Amid protests about the Student Senate hearing, the chancellor formed an ad-hoc faculty committee to review the matter. They recommended that the Student Senate decision was inappropriate and the chancellor reversed their decision. The Student Senate then appealed to the UNCG Board of Trustees who recommended the Student Senate hold another hearing.

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Format of original: Correspondence

Collection: Neo-Black Society Records

Repository: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Item#: 1.16.112

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