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Letters regarding the Neo-Black Society hearing

Date: March 31, 1973

Author: James Sharbrough Ferguson

Biographical/Historical abstract: James Sharbrough Ferguson served as chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro from 1967 to 1979.

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Description: 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: Correspondence

Collection: Neo-Black Society Records

Repository: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Item#: 1.16.95

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