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NBS stages sit-ins after funds revoked
March 28, 1973
This March 28, 1973, article from The Carolinian, the student newspaper of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), reports on the Student Government Association's (SGA) revocation of recognition and funding from the Neo Black Society, a student organization founded in 1968. In a meeting on March 26, 1973, SGA voted to ignore the recommendation of its Committee on Classification of Organizations, and to reclassify (remove funding and recognition from) the Neo Black Society. The decision was based on allegations that the organization was discriminatory and possibly was in violation of an SGA prohibition against affiliations with political or religious organizations. The article also reports on a peaceful sit-in held by the Neo Black Society following the decision. The SGA decision was overturned by university administration on the basis of faulty evidence and improper procedure by SGA, resulting in an eventual legal filing by SGA members. At the beginning of the 1973-74 school year, the Neo Black Society was reinstated by SGA as a recognized and funded student organization after revising its constitution to reflect that membership was open to all students without regard to race.
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