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Frustrations the Carried the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Campus Within a Step of Violence
December 9, 1973
Steven F. Blalock
Steven F. Blalock was a student at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro student in 1973 who wrote an essay about the Neo-Black Society funding protest.
This 21-page paper outlines the series of events and issues surrounding the 1973 reclassification of the Neo-Black Society as a UNCG student organization. The UNCG Student Government Association reclassified the black cultural organization due to its political nature and its blacks-only membership. The reclassification meant a loss of official university funding and ultimately resulted in a series of hearings, protests, reversals, appeals, and legal action that involved students, faculty, the chancellor, and the university's Board of Trustees. Ultimately, the matter was settled in favor of the Neo-Black Society, who changed their constitution and by-laws to be more inclusive and in doing so brought about similar changes in the Student Government Association by-laws. This paper, written by UNCG student Steven F. Blalock for a sociology class, provides substantial documentation and contextualization for the issues surrounding the ordeal.
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Neo-Black Society Records
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
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