Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "Past, future of black Greek organizations discussed"

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Article "Past, future of black Greek organizations discussed"

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This Collegian article summarizes a talk by Ishmail Conway during Black History Month about the misunderstanding of Black fraternities and sororities. Conway traces the history of Black Greek organizations to the early 20th century, and stresses the need for more research on and awareness about the history of these organizations. He exclaims that the importance of Black fraternities and sororities moving to white campuses is often overlooked, and that the fundamental rituals of these organizations became, “violated, objects of attack and objects of abuse.” Conway also explained the delicate situation that once Black Greek life comes to a campus, it only takes one organization’s expulsion for the campus to get rid of all Black Greek life. In conclusion, Conway also discussed the five primary vectors of Black Greek organizations: symbolism, human resource development, service, operation management, and socialization (placing emphasis on service).

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Matthews, Marla. "Past, future of black Greek organizations discussed." The University of Richmond Collegian 81, no. 19, (March 2, 1995): 3. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19950302.2.23&e=-------en-20--21--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1995-03-02

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English

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Collegian81.19.3-19950302.JPG

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Richmond (Va.)

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Matthews, Marla, “Article "Past, future of black Greek organizations discussed",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 21, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3408.