Black ink : Black Student Movement, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. online resource ([Chapel Hill, N.C.]) 1969-current, September 01, 1971, Image 1
Freedom Justice Unity POWER! BLACK INK 'BLACK STUDENT MOVEMENT NEWSLETTER September 1, 1971 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Volume 3, Number 1 Welcome Black Freshman Approximately three hundred fifty new black students have arrived at the University this year. These students are being treated to something no other entering class of Black Freshmen have been treated to. That is that they (or at least half of them) were brought up ahead of the .rest of the freshman class to participate in Black Pre-orientation. Black pre-orientation is a new brain child of Kelly Alexander, formerly in the the department of Student Affairs. The Program has been a success as these photographs convey. Speaking to the students in the following photographs are Kelly Alexander, H.B. Renwick. and Harry Jones. The remaining freshmen were expected to arrive on Wednesday for regular orientation. Freshmen's Views of Carolina I r by David Florence at Carolina in a strenuous effort to destroy the barriers which institutional racism creates.” “Compromise is an essential tool in the solution of problems, and 1 think all blacks at Carolina need to realize this.” “Being a predominately white institution, Carolina has presented a challenge to me. Primarily, 1 have become more aware of my blackness because in a University with such an immense number of whites it is easy to lose one’s identify.” “I’m going to try to get it together with other blacks, because by helping and working with other. I’ll improve myself. 1 think these statements would back up the statement that “Freshmen aren’t as dumb as they seem.” 1 think all blacks can benefit from their views. The Black Ink has taken interviews of various black students, pertaining to their impressions of Carolina. These views are varied and are composed of ideas and ideologies. We present a few of them to you. ’’Like right now 1 don’t know what I’m going to get out of Carolina. Contradiction and diversion are strong between the brothers.” “Life at Carolina is a very unique experience, not only in the aspects of honor and pride but as to further an education and help the community as well as the whole world.” “1 see each and every black freshman here Alexander Greets Freshmen Kelly Alexander, organizer of Black pre-orientation, thinks that this year’s freshman class will be more involved with campus happenings than have previous classes. In an interview with Mr. Alexander recently he was quoted as saying that he doubted that anyone could pull any bullshit on this cla.ss. Mr. Alexander also said that a new pre-orientation was a means of getting the “brothers and sisters” together. When questioned about a comment he had made to this reporter about the NAAC'P, Mr. Alexander replied that, “Any Black students who want to organize an NAA('P chapter on this campus to work with the voter registration, voter education, etc., would not be a block but would be useful to the BSM." Alexander, former assistant in student affairs, is now working and living in Raleigh. He has held several positions on the campus in the last few years including that of special a.ssistant to the registrar. Kelly is a native of Charlotte and a Political Science major. m -S' 'V Coach Lovingood on Mickey Nickerson by Gail Brandon Sports Reporter A Junior from Lenoir, North Carolina, Midkey Hickerson is unusual in the fact that he is the first Black to be on u baseball team at UNC. He is not incapable of playing in the least. His skill fits riglit in with his other teammates. Thougli Mickey is only an average hitter and thrower, he has exceptional speed. Besides being one of the team's best players, Mickey Hickerson is respected not only by his teammates, but also by his opponents. Mickey has no definite plans for professional baseball, but he definitely has the potential. Harry Jones Replaces Alexander in Student Affairs Harry Jones, a junior transfer student from Southern Pines Community College, where he was student body president, has replaced Kelly Alexander in the Office of Student Affairs. In talking with Jones, this reporter learned that he wishes to erase the image that Alexander created while holding that position. Jones has indicated that he will work pro-Black Student Movement in trying to solve the problems of the black students on this campus. In meeting with the black freshment who came up for black orientation, Jones advised them to get involved with the University and to make this University their University. Jones can be reached at the South end of Steele Building in his office there. If any black freshman, or any black upperclassman for that matter, has a problem he should take it to Harry and The staff of Black Ink and the editor see if the both of them can find a wish to congratulate Harry on his new solution. position.