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Letter from Chancellor Fergsuon to UNCG Student Government Association Vice President Cheryl Sosnik
April 10, 1973
James Sharbrough Ferguson
James Sharbrough Ferguson served as chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro from 1967 to 1979.
In this April 10, 1973, three-page letter from University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson to UNCG Student Government Association (SGA) Vice President Cheryl Sosnik, Ferguson elaborates on his decisions to overturn an SGA vote on the status of the Neo-Black Society, citing university system codes that required him to do so in the face of improper practices by SGA. On March 26, 1973, SGA had voted to reclassify (removed funding and recognition from) the Neo-Black Society. The SGA decision was overturned by university administration on the basis of faulty evidence and improper procedure by SGA, resulting in an eventual legal case that led to the Neo-Black Society's reinstatement as a recognized and funded organization.
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Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson Records
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