for campus toddlers
By Donna Satterfield
For the second time in as many years, the
junior class provided an afternoon of fun
and frights for 24 toddlers during the
annual Halloween party, at the Children’s
House Oct. 31.
The 3 and 4 year olds, who attend the
lab school on Bennett's campus, were
read Halloween stories, and provided
with treats and coloring activities. The
juniors also arranged a talent show in
which the children modeled their
"As sophomores we threw the party
and we wanted to continue the project,"
said Keisha Reed, junior class president.
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Harvey Gantt is "Bennettized" by senior Amy Alexander SGA vice
president and Dr. Alma Adams. Adams, chair of the Visual Arts
Department, is also seeking a second term as State House
Representative in District 26. Photo by the Bennett College Public Affairs and
Pfeiffer Science auditorium rang with
cheers and chants Oct. 22 as Harvey
Gantt, Senate candidate, addressed
approximately 150 people about issues
facing his campaign againsthis Republican
opponent Jesse Helms.
Gantt told his audience, primarily
comprised of students, that the main focus
of his platform — “The Restoration of the
American Dream”— is to make sure that
money is available for students.
“I don’t want anyone under the sound
of my voice to have an excuse for not
going to school,” Gantt said.
Gantt, a former Charlotte mayor, also
suggested that if Helms get elected again,
Helms would vote to cancel student loans,
grants for college students, and funding
“There is a big difference between
Harvey Gantt and Jesse Helms, besides
the color of our skin,” said Gantt, as he
elaborated on the differences between
himself and Helms.
He also spoke about welfare reform,
and early childhood education programs.
In support of President Clinton, Gantt
said, “If it weren’t for President Clinton
you would be paying high interest for the
loans you have.”
A native of South Carolina,Gantt
discussed how African American ancestors
fought for the right to vote.
“You young African Americans owe a
lot of people,” Gantt said.
He urged the students to make sure that
they help people in the neighborhood get
to the voting polls. “Find 15 people that
you are going to bother between now and
voting time,” Gantt said.
“Sneak a little lime from your study time
to help someone whose legs are a little
weaker than yours get to the polls.”
Amy Alexander, SGA vice president,
“Bennettized” Gantt by presenting him with
aBennettlee shin and said, “We want you
to take Bennett with you on Election Day.”
The Gantt's visit was sponsored by the
Women's Political Development class.
Administrator becomes published author
By Keita White
Banner Features Editor
Dr. Lea E. Williams, special assistant to President
Scott, is not only a talented writer, but she is also a
What she encountered to get her book, "Servants of the
people: The 1960s Legacy of African American
Leadership" published is evidence to support this
Williams submitted a letter describing her proposed
book to 10 publishers. Six responded; five said no, but one
publisher expressed interest and requested that she write
back upon completion of the book. Twenty months later
she completed her project and St. Martin's Press published
According to Williams, " was written prior to
her coming to Bennett a litUe more than a year ago. Initially
it had begun as an article aboutcivilrights activist Whitney
M. Young, but the article mushroomed into a book when
a colleague who read it advised her to develop her topic.
Williams said the impetus for her book was her concern
that African Americans don't have the same strong
leadership today that once existed in the 1960s.
"I was troubled with what I saw happening in Black
organizations," she said referring to the time period in
which the Rev. Benjamin Chavis was being ousted from the
In "Servants," Williams focuses on the civil rights
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