Civil Rights Greensboro

UNCG Home > The University Libraries > Civil Rights Greensboro Home > Letter from Chancellor Ferguson to UNCG Student Government invalidating its decision on recognition of the Neo-Black Society

Letter from Chancellor Ferguson to UNCG Student Government invalidating its decision on recognition of the Neo-Black Society

Date: March 31, 1973

Author: James Sharbrough Ferguson

Biographical/Historical abstract: James Sharbrough Ferguson served as chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro from 1967 to 1979.

Additional contributor:

Description: This letter, dated March 31, 1973, from University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson to UNCG Student Government Association (SGA) Vice President Jacqueline Coleman, outlines Ferguson's rationale for invalidating SGA's decision to reclassify (remove recognition and funding from) the Neo-Black Society. Ferguson states that a faculty committee found the reclassification invalid due to improprieties in the process and insufficient, nonfactual evidence. The chancellor's decision resulted in an eventual legal case leading to the Neo-Black Society's reinstatement as a recognized and funded organization.

Subjects:


Format of original: Correspondence

Collection: Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson Records

Repository: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Item#: 1.14.403

Rights: It is responsibility of the user to follow the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). Materials are not to be reproduced in published works without written consent, and any use should credit Civil Rights Greensboro and the appropriate repository.

Item imageItem image