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Reactions vary on NBS issue

Date: March 28, 1973

Author: multiple

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Description: This collection of letters to the editor of The Carolinian, the student newspaper of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), published March 28, 1973, reflects a variety of viewpoints within the UNCG community over the Neo Black Society controversy. Letters were submitted by Greg Suhm, Warren Ashby, Stephen Levkoff, and Mildred Strickland. Several student senators had argued beginning in February, 1973, that the organization was discriminatory and possibly was in violation of an SGA prohibition against affiliations with political or religious organizations. While the committee cleared the Neo Black Society, on March 26, 1973, SGA voted to reclassify (remove 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 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.


Format of original: Newspaper Clippings

Collection: Carolinian

Repository: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Item#: 1.3.877

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