Article "SOBA Working to Alter Blacks' Image on Campus"

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Article "SOBA Working to Alter Blacks' Image on Campus"

Description

On November 11th, 1976 The Collegian published an article called “SOBA Working to Alter Blacks’ Image on Campus.” SOBA, the Student Organization for Black Awareness, was originally created because black students felt that the social life on campus was lacking for them. James Cones, the president of SOBA at the time of the article, said, “you look around campus and you see blacks as janitors, and groundskeepers, as football players and basketball players, and that is not a true portrayal of black people.” Members of SOBA were involved in planning Black History Week, community service endeavors, and in the black church community. The main complaint of black students was the mere lack of numbers both in student body and faculty. 1976 was the first year that UR employed a full time black faculty member, Dr. Lorenzo Simpson.

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Source

McGee, Doug. "SOBA Working to Alter Blacks' Image on Campus." The University of Richmond Collegian LXIV, no.10, (November 11 1976): 12. http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19761111.2.50&srpos=3&e=--1965---1977--en-20--1--txt-txIN-

Publisher

The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1976-11-11

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Language

English

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CollegianLXIV.10.12-19761111.jpg

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Student Contributor

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http://memory.richmond.edu/files/originals-for-csv-imports/CollegianLXIV.10.12-19761111.jpg

Citation

McGee, Doug, “Article "SOBA Working to Alter Blacks' Image on Campus",” University of Richmond Race & Racism Project, accessed April 20, 2024, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1698.