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NBS elects officers promises attack on injustice
September 11, 1973
This September, 1973, article from The Carolinian, the student newspaper of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), announces the first meeting of the Neo Black Society during the 1973-74 school year, following the previous year's controversy over funding and recognition. The article states the aims of the organization: to promote understanding and unity among black students, to encourage awareness of the achievements of black people, to attack injustice and inequality on campus, and to assist in the community. On March 26, 1973, the UNCG Student Government Association (SGA) had voted to reclassify (remove funding and recognition from) the Neo Black Society, stating that the organization was discriminatory and possibly was in violation of an SGA prohibition against affiliations with political or religious organizations. 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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