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BLACK INK
‘Voice of Black Liberation’
VOL
UMBER 2
BSM — U. N. C. — CHAPEL HILL — DECEMBER, 1969
20 CEKT;t
AFRICAN PEOPLE SEE EVERY DAY A
im
A "BLACK MONDAY”
LIBERATIOI
High School ‘
Students Visit
Carolina
More than 100 Black National
Achievement Scholars from
across the state spent a week
end soaking-up life at Carolina.
December 12-15.
Under the Carolina Talent
Search Program, these high
school seniors are brought to
the University to get a true and
first hand view of college life
at -.j white university (over
98% white).
Ashley Davis, head of the
program, sj>ent an entire first
semester and part of the pre
vious summer school term pre
paring for this occasion.
The first group of students:
arrived on campus Friday aft
ernoon to be greeted at the'
Chapel Hill bus station by a
welcoming committee from the
campus Black Student Move
ment. They were ushered to the
Carolina Union where they met
other Black students and re
ceived their room assignments.
With about half of the group
arriving Friday night, the
BSM wasted no time in having
a party on the eighth floor of
Hinton James Dormitory, where
r.he counselors and guest were
staying.
The following day, the rest
){ the visitors arrived and a
arge meeting with N.M. A.
,;cholars and BSM members was
'leld in room 202 of the Caro-
ina Union.
New Type High School
Students
Jack McLean, BSM chair-
nan, spoke to the group about
ihe realties of attending white
acist institutions.
“We all know we come here
*0 get an education, and the
elevancy of that education is
, ven questionable, but we
lever can forget other Black
I'cople. I can tell you now,
hat in going to this bigoted
' Tniversity entails more than
‘ tudying.
“You are expected to work
■ard in the interest of our peo-
i le, not, only yourself. Every-
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Students from Shaw University were the first to arrive for Black Monday (upper left) and
A.&T. State University patriots left last (lower right). In between, many events took place in
cluding remarks by Jesse Eppes, union leader, (upper right) and Mrs. Mary Smith, striking worker
(lower left).
BLACK BROTHERS DOWN NEW DRAFT SYSTEM
Among varying opinions ofi
eligible draftees across the na
tion, a survey was taken of
Black Brothers on campus con
cerning the draft issue. Those
who had low, high and num
bers that fell in the uncertain
category were interviewed.
As Brothers greatly conscious
of their positions in this racist
society, they naturally spoke
from a Black perspective.
Brothers were grouped accord
ing to their numbers.
RANGE 200 — 336
Question: Does the new lot
tery equalize the draft system
for Black people, if any?
Kenneth Johnson, 340 Senior
For Black people this system
is far better. The local boards
are obviously unfair to us,
therefore this system takes it
out of the hands of these war
mongers.
Steve Powell, 270 Senior
Personally, I don’t like the
idea of Blacks serving in the
armed forces and returning
home to intensified injustices
and inequalities. However, I do
feel that this system is much
fairer.
Lee Stiff, 210 Junior
The draft system can never be
equalized for Black people.
Brothers are serving a country
that does not serve them. But
from a more limited point of
view, one Ts compelled to say
Black men have a new kind of
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Brothers Give
“Message From
Black People”
The “Message From A Black
Man” comes through cleai- lo
v/hite society today — ^
CAN’T STOP US NOW. Taii'
was the message of Black Mi ■
day, December 8tli.
Nearly 1000 Black stude'its
from across North Carolina 'm-
vaded the University of Nu' tii
Carolina campus to show s::u
port for striking cafeteria woi
ers.
After only a few days ct
planning by the Black Sturio^u
Movement and BSUL (B' r.f s
Student United for Liberation : , ii
wave of human power was .;c-
cumulated.
Jack McLean, BSM hainnt'/i
and other members of the
groups Central Commitee, stay
ed up several nights makiai;
plans or the Black day. Frank
Williams, coordinator of BSL'i-
activities, put in much trave!
time and expended larpi
amounts of energy to make the
occasion a success.
With r. ‘J'd to ihe cait
strike ii'i clear view, the v
t'rs .’,-hoi'h.-’a’'tedLy end:’
Black iVlGa«ia> and the li
was overjoyc':: by the .
Biack colleges in the state ■
contacted and ail Black sti
oranizations on predominately
white campuses were given
notice.
Speculation Arises
The prospect of having .iOOO
Black students on this can ous.
didn’t thrill the Unive/ -ity
officials, the governor or S^iga,
When news reached the gi ' er-
nor, he immediately made ci'ar
that his special forces would
protect the citizens of North
Carolina, and the administratj )n
was quiet as usual.
Plans for the day contiiuel
as calls came in from all ,'v^r
the state from interested ?>ec-
ple. On the eve of Black ’
day, most plans had been f vi-
ized and the stage was se+ io,
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■on
'Abernathy Stresses Soul Power”
The Rev. Ralph David Aber-
t athy and his entourage of as-
stants from the Southern
hristian Leadership Confer-
ace swung into Chapel Hill
.aturday, December 6, to join
riking cafeteria workers in
heir fight for freedom from
iie slave-driving of the Saga
ood company.
After picketing for a brief
i vjriod at the rear of Lenoir
^all, the student dining hall,
/'bernathy and his group le-
• med the Union where hi
. as for^^o introduced to a
gathering of UNC strikers, stu
dents, and professors.
At the meeting, strike leader,
Mrs. Elizabeth Brooks warmly
thanked Dr. Abernathy for com
ing and invited him to partici
pate in “Black Monday.” She
then briefed him on the tense
situation in Chapel Hill, de-
sribing various injustices of
Saga Food Services.
Some of the grievances cited
were failure to meet promises,
unfair v, jges, split uoii'tj, and
last May’s lay off of 50 workers.
Mrs. Brooks expressed frustra
tion over the strikers’ inability
to negotiate with Saga.
Another strike leader, Mrs.
Mary Smith, added to Mrs.
Brook’s statement Saga’s offer
to make (Mrs. Smith) and Mrs.
Brooks supervisors only if they
would be non-union. It was ob
vious from the disgust in her
voice that the offer was re
fused. Mrs. Smith ended by
saying, “We have to aacomplish
it (the goals of the strike) this
cime, because there just won’t
be another time for us.”
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The Reverend Ralph David Abernathy paid a bripf visit to fc
UNC campus Saturday, December 6 to show support for the t jte-
teria workers.
    

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