The essence of freedom is understanding
Rlrirk Student Movempnt Official Newspaper
The University of North Carohna at Chapel Hill
Volume XVI, Number 1
November 6, 1986
□ Black Talk
□ Behind Every Great Frat
There’s A Great
Pages 4 and 5
□ Black By Popular Demand
Pages 6 and 7
Nelson Mandela’s Daughter To Speak at UNC
Maki Mandela, daughter of imprison
ed black Souith African activist Nelson
Mandela, will speak at 8 p.m. Wednes
day, November 10, in Memorial Hall at
the University of North Carolina at
The free, public lecture is sponsored by
the Carolina Union Forum Committee in
conjunction with the Campust Y’s Human
Mandela will discuss “Tears and Fury:
Apartheid” reflecting on her father's fight
for racial equality. Nelson Mandela,
president of the banned African National
Congress has been in prison more than
two decades on treason charges for his
role in the anti-apartheid movement.
Besides the anti-apartheid movement,
Maki Mandela is interested in the social,
economic and political role of women.
Upon graduation from the University of
Forthare, an exclusive black institution,
Mandela worked as a social worker in
Transkei, a remote territory declared in
dependent by the racist regime in Pretoria.
Her duties included settling family
disputes, helping the physically and men
tally handicapped acquire basic skills
needed to cope with life and helping
women find employment.
She returned to school at the Universi
ty of Natal to study sociology with an em
phasis on black South African women in
the labor market.
She is a member of the Institute for
Black Community and Labor Relations
Research Group, founded to train black
researchers and to publish articles on the
social and economic conditions of blacks
in South Africa, and a co-founder of
“Speak,” a multilingual monthly newslet
ter. The publication is designed to help il
literate working-class women acquire
basic reading and writing skills and ap
titude in dealing with work-related
Now a Fulbright scholar at the Univer
sity of Massachusetts, she is interested in
women's studies and sociology. She plans
to return to South Africa.
Group Protests at Ceremony
Anti-Apartheid Group Protests at Inauguration,
(photo by Shea Tisdale/Yackety Yack © 1986)
About 30 members from the UNC Anti-
Apartheid Support Group protested the
University’s investments in South African
businesses during the inauguration of new
University of North Carolina president
C.D. Spangler Friday morning at Polk
The group, holding up signs and ban
ners, begS ks silent protest during a per
formance by a choral group from the
University of North Carolina at
The University Police stopped the
group before they were able to execute
their plan of marching in front of the au
dience during Spangler’s speech.
The University Board of Trustees met
Oct. 19 to discuss the divestment issue.
After much deliberation, the decision to
divest was postponed until the group could
receive more information concerning the
During the ceremony, the group drop
ped down a banner reading “DIVEST
NOW” from second and third story win
dows of South Building.
University Police removed the banners
a few seconds later.
The group did not receive any apparent
opposition during their protest in front of
the 4,500 member crowd of students,
educators and University officials.
Frederic Schroeder, dean of students,
called the protest “appropriate.”
Bryan Hassle, student body president,
commended the group for its efforts and
their ability to distract the people but not
disrupt the ceremony.
Sheila Simmons, Co-Editor
Friends Gather To
Many people remember Marcus
Houston by the concern that he always
showed for others. Some remember him
from the Alpha Phi Alpha step shows.
And many remember him by the inner-
peace and strength that he always seem
ed to strongly possess.
Fraternity brothers, friends and
classmates grathered Sunday in Memorial
Hall to remember Houston for the ad
mirable qualities he pt)ssessed.
Houston died Sunday morning, Oct
ober 26 after he lost control of his ca.'
which struck a tree off N.C. 471 in
Houston, 20, was a graduate of
Bishop McGuiness Catholic School in
He had plans of attending medical
“He was the type of person who was
always willing to help anyone and was
always there when needed,” said frater
nity president, Frederick Evans.
Houston was a Black Greek council
representative, a Morrison desk attendant
and local chairman of Alpha Phi Alpha.
Houston’s sense of determination to
perfect himself and his fraternity can best
be exemplified by the words of the peom
“Invictus" by William Ernest Hensley,
which will continue to be cherished by
"Beyond this place of wrath and
Looms but the horro's of the shdctc.
And yet the menance of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how straight the gate.
How charged with punishment the
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
Houston’s survivors include his
parents, Samuel Sr. and Talathia Houston
of Winston-Salem; and his brothers
Samuel Jr. and Jonathon.
An individual of such high personal
characteristics will deeply be missed on
Shelia Simmons, Co-Editor
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