Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "Blacks Seek to 'Become a Part'"

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Article "Blacks Seek to 'Become a Part'"

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The article “Blacks Seek to ‘Become a Part” published in The Collegian on January 31st, 1974, addresses the formation of the student organization, Student Organization for Black Awareness (SOBA), and Black History Week. Stanley Davis, former chairman of SOBA said, “We got tired of waiting around to be incorporated into the University so we are incorporating ourselves.” SOBA, in an attempt to become more involved in the campus, organized a Black History Week under the theme “Shades of Unseen Beauty.” The week of February third was a seven day celebration of black culture including a gospel night, guest speaker Senora B. Lawson former vice-president of Virginia’s National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) chapter, and more. At the time, SOBA had 23 members, which according to the article represented two thirds of the black student body.

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Lassiter, Jay. "Blacks Seek to 'Become a Part." The University of Richmond Collegian LXI, no. 17, (January 31, 1974): 1. http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19740131.2.2&srpos=13&e=--1965---1977--en-20--1--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1974-01-31

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Lassiter, Jay, “Article "Blacks Seek to 'Become a Part'",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed October 20, 2020, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1690.