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    VIKINGS ARE
CHAMPS
SGA Takes A Stand: The Image of the Black
University
Black Monday in North
Carolina, tJie day of soli
darity to save Black
schools was highly sup
ported and endorsed by
the Student Government
Association. The 15 buses
that travelled to Raleigh
carried many aware and
concerned black sisters
and brothers to one of the
most cooperative black
events in the history of
black institutions of high
er education in North
Carolina. Considering the
fact that North Carolina
leads the nation in the
total number of black in
stitutions, the 5,000
blacks that marched on
Raleigh was highly repre
sentative.
The sentiments as ex
pressed by SGA prexy,
Darryl Morris, convey
ed the idea of the de
sire and necessity of the
continuation of our Black
institutions of higher ed
ucation.
Morris went on to say
that, “In the essence of
all contributions and do
nations made on behalf of
this project, I can say
without reservation or
hesitation that this is the
sentiment of our local
ity.”
While some viewed
Black Monday as little
more than a huge protest
march, it was to many
serious observers, a
landmark display of po
litical concern on the part
of Black youth in North
Carolina, The political
implications of that effort
far exceed the time spent,
the words spoken or even
the issue at hand not
since the Civil Rights
activities of the early six
ties in the state gathered
to’ voice opinion about a
political question, and not
even in the sixties was
there another single ef
fort which involved stu
dents from so many
places.
Morris asserts that
“Now the question of
weight is on those who
alledgedly act in our be
half. It is my opinion
that this legislation
threatens and more em
phatically, will phase out
Black identity in our now
predominantly Black in
stitutions. I ask if we can
afford to sit by and let
this happen. Our request
for the amendments is but
THE COMPASS
for subsistence. Without
our predominantly Black
institutions of higher
learning. I assert that we
will become mere jest
ers of an ethnic tie. And
(Continued on page 3)
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VOLUME 33
ELIZABETH CITY. N. C
DECEMBER, 1971
NUMBERS
DR. THORPE STRESSES International Week
"COMMUNIVERSITY" AT ANNUAL Reflects on
PRE-THANKSGIVING VESPER Personalities
The gathering of indi
viduals devoted to human
interest and welfare and
of concerned educators,
students and staff mem
bers of Elizabeth City
State University marked
the opening of the Annual
Pre-Thanksgiving Vesper
Hour held in Moore Hall
Auditorium on Novem
ber 21, 1971. The occas
ion merits the participa
tion of many campus or
ganizations - being a
campus-wide event - the
vesper is usually very
decorative and colorful
and participation is given
high regard.
The Sieme of the Pre-
Thanksgiving Vesperis
always evolved around
the idea of Community-
relations, thus this ideal
ism received its highlight
from President Marion
D. Thorpe’s address on
University - community
relationship.
Dr. Thorpe, Chairman
of the Education Commit
tees of the local Growth
Center’s Positive Action
Program and of the Unit
ed Fund Campaign, is al
so affiliated with other
local organizations and
associations in efforts to
broaden educational op
portunities and assist in
community development
programs. President
Thorpe’s address placed
a great deal of emphasis
on University - Commun
ity Relations, asserting
that the university can do
a great deal to help im
prove the community by
involving itself in more
community - geared af
fairs, he went on to say
that the “Baskets for the
Needy” as only one ex
ample of community in
volvement and interest.
He said that at the same
time the community can
do wonders for the Uni
versity. He did not hesi
tate to say that this need
should be first realized
and then perpetuated. “We
cannot afford the ter
mination of “communi-
(Continued on page 3)
The International Week
at Elizabeth City State
University was a great
success for the Univer
sity Center. With empha
sis on International Per
sonalities the week of ac
tivities included a great
deal of international di
versity this year.
Following the annual
format the activities for
the week started on Sun
day, November 14, with a
Foreign Film and Discus
sion by Mr. Mohinder S.
Gill, Instructor in Art
and Dr. Naginder S. Dhil-
lon. Professor of Po
litical Science both of In
dia. On Monday night. Dr.
Carlton R. Deonanan of
the West Indies present
ed a speech on Freedom
and Educational Trends in
the West Indies. This
event was followed by the
annual International Din
ner on Tuesday night. The
highlight of this event was
the presentation of Inter
national dishes, another
annual affair. During the
dinner. Dr. Louis Nadeau
presented a speech on U-
nited State and African
Relationship. Dr. Nadeau
is a native American who
has spent 25 years teach
ing in Africa. He taught
in Lagos, Sokoto and Iba
dan in Nigeria between
1954 and 1969 and now
teaches philosophy at the
University. The foreign
foods, prepared by the in
structors and their fami
lies, was served buffet
style. The foods repre
sented three African na
tions, the Carribbean Is
lands, West Indies, Paki
stan, China, Korea and
India.
On Wednesday night at
8:00 p.m. Dr. Melvin
Murphy, Ph. D. in His
tory, accompanied by a
Student Panel presented
a panel discussion on Sep
aration, Integration, Li
beration — Black Stu
dents, Black studies.
Black Power — Which
Way Black America? A
highly intellectual dis
cussion, the panel con
sisted mainly of Junior
and Senior History Ma
jors. Perhaps the high
light of the entire week
was the Assembly Pro
gram on Thursday at
10:00 a.m. The Univer-
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