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Letters regarding the Neo-Black Society hearing
March 31, 1973
James Sharbrough Ferguson
James Sharbrough Ferguson served as chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro from 1967 to 1979.
These two letters written by UNCG Chancellor James Ferguson explain and justify his actions to reverse the decision of the UNCG Student Government Senate to reclassify the Neo-Black Society. The Student Government Senate held a hearing to determine whether the Neo-Black Society should be reclassified in a way that would strip its funding as a student organization. Their decision to reclassify brought protests from the Neo-Black Society and the chancellor subsequently appointed an ad-hoc faculty group to review the situation. As a result of the faculty review, the chancellor reversed the student senate's decisions. These letters to Neo-Black Society coordinator and Student Government Association officers, explain the chancellor's decision to revese the Student Senate's decision and thereby maintaining the Neo-Black's Society's classification as a Type II student organization.
Format of original:
Neo-Black Society Records
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