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October 6, 1983
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Women's Day In The Pit
AWS will sponsor on Oct. 10 a "Women's Day in the Pit " Between 11
a.m. and 2 p.m. there will be an exhibition of various female artists, reknown
storyteller Louise Kessel and music.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
The 40th. Annual NAACP State Convention of the NAACP will be held in
Roanoke Rapids, N.C. October 13-16. All Youth Sessions will be held in the
Holiday Inn The Youth Sessions will begin Friday, October 14th with "Pro
ject Freedom", A Voter Registration-Members'hip Campaign. NAACP youth
will canvass the local community to register voters and solicit member
ships. The youth theme will be, "Troubles Facing Today's Youth: Drugs,
Dropouts and Teenage Pregnancy".
All youth interested in the NAACP are invited to attend this conference.
There will a Youth Unit Convention Assessment and Delegates Registration
Fee. Flousing arrangements should be made through Carolyn Coleman's of
fice at 919/275-0851. Youth will stay at the Holiday Inn and Madison Budget
Inn. Any youth choir wanting to participate in the Yourth Song Festival
should write NAACP State Youth Conference, 3211 Delmonte Dr.,
Greensboro, N.C. 27406 or call T. Dianne Bellamy-Small at 919/855-1847.
"Taking Our Bodies Back," a film about women's health will be shown Oct.
17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Carolina Union. The event is sponsored by AWS.
The Resurrection Of Lady Lester, by Oyamo, directed by Dr. Linda Kerr
Norflett with musical arrangements by Brother Yusef, will be presented in
We are the inheritors
by Albertine Smith
We are inheritors. We are the product, the culmination of a vast history
The story of our greatness stretches further into the past than any European
or New World historian cares to acknowledge. The intellectual and social
achievements flow as deep as the river Nile. Both in the Motherland and here
in America our legacy has shine brightly and has guided us through the adver
sities of our lifetime. The very fact that our strength, glory, and pride have
weathered the storms of social, political and economic injustice stands as an
enigma in the face of potential opressors.
We are the inheritors of a unique culture which exudes its own powerful
richness and beauty. Our culture is one that has been analyzed from every
angle imaginable. Every aspect, from the size of our cranias and the nap-
piness of our hair to the rhythm in our bodies and speech has been "scien
tifically" studied in hopes that because our vision, spiritual strength, and
sense of communication can only be comprehended through the sharing of a
Only the inheritors know the true essence of their own glory. Today, it
seems that we as a people have finally come to realize that our individual
and collective futures are determined, not by an outer culture, but by a great
deal of self-determination. Many significant events of the past few months
have served as an impetus for cultural introspection. We have set examples
for ourselves and have made positive statements which have allowed us to
gain a better view and sense of direction for ourselves.
We have permeated every aspect of American society. We have risen as
the Biblical Ethiopia and have proudly spread our wings in the radianc eof
our high standards of achievement. In the political arena, blacks heralded the
election of black mayors in the cities of Philadelphia and Chicago. Millions
of viewers watched as a black woman won this year's Miss America title. In
the scientific world, our generation witnessed the triumphiant launching of
the first black astronaut.
The point to be made is simple. With the inherited strength of our proud
history and our unsurpassed determination, we as a people can achieve our
dreams. No longer de we have to wait for the fruits of society to be handed to
us. The time and place for us to realize this point is here and now
As UNC students, we are as strong as Ethiopia. We should compel
ourselves to take advantage of any opportunity for progress that we can find.
In the process, there are many barriers that we must overcome. Hence, our
experience here will only be as productive as we are willing to make it.
Ethopia can spread her wings and aim her sights skyward. Byt the height
she attains is determined by us,all.
the North Carolina C.entral University theatre October 19 through 23, This is.
the first play of the NCCU theatre season and is most readily described as a
poetic mood .song based on the legend of jazz musician Lester Young
For more information contact the NCCU Department of Dramatic Art at
Season subscriptions for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's
Playmaker's Repertbry Company's 1983-84 season are now on sale. The
season opens October sixth through 16th with "As You Like It" For informa
tion or to order a subscription by telephone. Call 919-962-1121
"Einstein's Universe," biography of Einstein which explores his times and
discoveries, continues through Nov. 14. Shows are weeknights at 8 p m.;
Saturdays at 11 a m , 1, 3 and 8 p.m.; and Sundays at 2, 3 and 8 p.m
There is an admission fee for all shows
Ackland Art Museum
The Ackland Art Museum will celebrate its 25th anniversary this season.
A special anniversary exhibition, composed of works that were already at
the University when the museum opened its doors, will be shown Sept.
20-Nov. 6. Works by Sir Henry Raeburn, Rembrandt Peales, Thomas Sully
and Eastman Johnson will be among those on view Admission is free. For
more information, call (919) 966-5736.
The Carolina Union Social Committee will present "Jazz for the FUn of
It" Sunday, Oct. 9, 2-6 p.m in the Pit on the UNC-CH campus.
The schedule performers include Eve Cornelious and Brother Yusef and
The show is free and open to the public. Picnicking is encourage.
"The Black and White: Understanding South Africa," will be offered in
the UNC-CH Program in the Humanities for the Study of Human Values
Seminar Series Friday, Oct. 7, beginning at 7 p.m., through Saturday, Oct 8,
at 2:45 p.m. Special guest Dennis Brutus, a South African exile recently
featured on ABC television's "Nightline," will discuss conditions in his coun
There is a registration fee of $45. For more information call (919)
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