Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Black History Week "Events of the Week"

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Black History Week "Events of the Week"

Description

The Student Organization for Black Awareness (SOBA) organized Black History Week, with the theme "Shades of Unseen Beauty," for February 3rd to February 10th, 1978. The week started, on Sunday at three o'clock, with "a march from the front of campus to Canon Memorial Chapel" where Reverend James was to give a short service and his choirs would sing. The service would end with the singing of the Black National Anthem. Monday was Gospel night, Tuesday was a talent show, and Wednesday was the "rap night" between faculty and student body. On Thursday, the Vice President of the NAACP in Richmond was going to speak. On Friday, the Virginia Commonwealth University Players were putting on a program. For Saturday and Sunday, events included a Sickle Cell Anemia Drive, a dance, and a performance by VSC's Black Odyssey.

Source

Student Organization for Black Awareness, "Black History Week, Events of the Week", 1977, RG 26.11.1, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Date

1978

Contributor

Ward, Carmen
Morris, Joanne
Green, Justin

Language

English

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UA26.11.1-1977.jpg

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Citation

Koregay, Demitri, “Black History Week "Events of the Week",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed September 21, 2020, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1839.