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Black Student Movement Official Newspaper
The University of Nortli Carolina at Chaoel Hill
Volume XVIII, Number 3 November 17, 1987
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by TANYA PERSON
Continuing her husband’s pursuit for
justice and equality, Coretta Scott King
will speak in Memorial Hall, Tuesday,
November 17, for Human Rights Week.
Human Rights Week, sponsored by
the Campus Y, is a week of programs em
phasizing human values and morals
thorughout the world to encourage social
awareness and change.
Coretta Scott King, founding presi
dent and chief executive officer of the
Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Non
violent Social Change is located in Atlan
ta, Georsiia and was established on
January 15, 1969. Since Dr. King’s
assassination. Mrs. King's life’s work has
been dedicated to this building and its
The center promotes Dr. King's
philosophy of nonviolence through
seminars, workshops, and training pro
grams for youths, teachers, community
leaders, and administrators.
She has received many awards for her
stand on human rights issues and will con
tinue to take her stand on such issues as
poverty, racism, violence, and war.
"An Evening with Coretta Scott
King” begins at 8:00 p.m.
Strong black males
by TANYA PERSON
"Many of the things we see resem
ble a racial war,” said Clifford Charles,
Nash Hall Counselor and moderator for
the “Strong Black Males” program.
“Black males are being wounded because
of this war and don’t even realize it.”
Black males were the topic of discus
sion at a program sponsored by Alpha Phi
Alpha Fraternity, Inc. During the discus
sion, a panel of guests were asked to give
their views concerning black males and
black people as a whole.
The panel included: Dr. Audreye
Johnson, Associate Professor in the
School of Social Work; Larry Keith,
Associate Director for the Medical Dev-
velopment Program; and Dean Hayden
Renwick, Associate Dean in the College
of Arts and Sciences.
“Be aware of who you are and be
able to define yourselves,” says Dr.
Johnson feels the most important
thing for all Afro-Americans, male and
female, is to become aware of who you
are, what you are, and where you’re
As for black males, Johnson states:
“Black men have a responsibility first to
themselves and then they can carry it
Vice -Chancellor Wallace feels that
black men on campus need to develop a
vision of the future and stay committed to
that vision despite any opposition.
“Those negatives for black males
should only inspire you to b>e better,” said
Wallace. “They shouldn’t internalize you,
they should motivate you.”
Wallace pointed out that black males
should develop thier minds and become
students of the past, present, and the
Black men must be committed to
something beyond themselves,” he
Larry Keith gave his views of
manhood and said he feels that there is a
problem with one’s definition of
“You must first address what a man
is and what it takes to be a man,” said
Keith also said that being a black
leader doesn’t always mean being a
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“Be a leader in the home as a brother
or as a friend,” Keith said. “Get in con
trol of your life as a black man.”
Keith said black prople have a long
way to go but it’s only through young
black people can most problems be
“There’s no way you can become a
black leader and think white,” he said.
“You’ve got to know the issues.”
Dean Renwick said he feels there are
problems with the leadership and commit
ment the university sets on black students
when it comes to minority recruitment. He
agrees that administrators should recruit
minorities, but only those administrators
who can reach black students.
When you’re dealing with commit
ment,” says Renwick, “you have to deal
with someone who’s committed to the
Renwick added that black men should
not only better themselves, but look out
for black women also.
“Black men are going to have to start
looking at black women with admira
tion,” Renwick said. “Let’s start open-
ting the doors for them too.”
All in all, the discussion hit home for
many black students and for the panel of
administrators as well.
Leadership, commitment, and vision.
Three principles that can make the black
man a strong male, and black people a
The 1987-88 academic calendar at the
University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill had been revised to include Dr. Mar
tin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and Good
University classes and offices will be
closed Monday, Jan. 18, in observance of
King’s birthday, and Friday, April 1, for
Easter, in accordance with recent state
Classes missed on Jan. 18 will not be
made up, said Dave Lanier, University
registrar and chairman of the Student-
Faculy Calendar Committee.
by TIMIKA SHAFEEK
UNITAS is a student government
program idealized in 1984 by Paul Parker
of Admissions. The goal was to provide
a living and learning environment in
which integration and interaction between
blacks and whites was to occur.
Since 1984, the focus has changed.
Emphasis is now placed upon a
multicultural environment and experience.
Although one of the goals of the UNITAS
program is for the participants to under
stand racism, racism does not have the
focal spotlight. “Racism is encompassed
by culture because it is usually the various
aspects of culture that promote racism in
the U.S.,” said Eileen Carlton, student
coordinator of UNITAS.
The program has two aspects: social
and academic. Thus far this semester, the
47 participants in the program, which in
clude blacks, whites, native Americans
and others, have attended as a group a
court party, the Black Greek step show,
various programs sponsored by the
Association of International Students and
a service at First Baptist Church of
Academically, the participants
receive three pass/fail credit hours. Week
ly, a two-to three-hour lecture class in
structed by Dr. Trudier Harris and Craig
Calhoun, who also serve as UNITAS ad
visors, is held. The class requirements in
clude group discussions, presentations,
readings and one term paper.
“UNITAS is designed to promote
multicultural relations, and we think it has
been quite successful,” said Carlton.
UNITAS will be conducting a
publicity campaign to promote awareness
of the program and to encourage par
ticipation during the month of November.