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February 1989 The News Argus PAGE 3
Remembering King: A campus celebration
By Joyce McMillan
"And the band played on." Remember
that saying? Well, apply that to the pro
gram that was held on Jan. 12 in K.R.
Williams Auditorium in honor of the late
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
King's oldest daughter, Yolanda King,
was scheduled to be the guest speaker but
did not arrive in time to speak due to
Nevertheless, the program continued
and was a success. As the song "We Shall
Overcome" played softly in the back
ground, students, faculty and city residents
filled the auditorium. Before the program
began, members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fra
ternity distributed candles that were later
used in the candlelight ceremony.
SGA President John Rankins and "Mr.
Ram 88-89" Steve Williams opened the
program with a synopsis of what Dr. King
stood for and believed in. Later Williams
sang a song titled "Blessed Assurance"
which the crowd thoroughly enjoyed.
The Rev. Bobby Simmons, pastor of
Reynolds Temple CME Church, delivered
King's most famous speech, "I Have a
Dream," and although it was not Dr. King,
the words and their meanings are still the
same and have the same effect.
Dr. Donald Mac-Thompson, a mem
ber of the Social Science faculty, who was
to introduce Miss King, said that had it not
been for King blacks would not be where
we are today.
The final speaker was Chancellor
Cleon Thompson who said that King was
known for his drumbeat for justice. Ushers
were instructed to light the candle of the
first person in each row and then each f>er-
son was to pass the "flame of justice" to the
next person until all the candles were lit.
The lights were turned off and the
auditorium became silent. The flickering
of the candles was beautiful, as was the
time given to the audience to think back
and give thanks to King and all others for
paving a road for us.
Also in honor of the King Celebration,
there was a baimer contest and a march to
the auditorium. The wirming banner dis
played a picture of Dr. King and the theme
"Living the Dream." The winner of the
banner contest was The Wesley Founda
tion. Even though it rained, the march con
tinued. It started from the Alumni building
and ended at the auditorium.
Note: Ms. King's speech has been
rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 20 in
ihe K.R. Williams Auditorium.
will close at 1 p.m.
on Wednesday, Feb.
and will reopen
on Friday, Feb. 24.
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Black History Trivia Quiz
By Georgellen Brown
In honor of Black History Month, test your knowledge on these trivia questions.
1. Who was Alex Haley's famous ancestor?
2. Name the lady who wouldn't give up her seat to a while man on the bus.
3. Name the case that desegregated schools in 1954.
4. What famous black educator founded Black History Month, and what was his scholastic masterpiece?
5. Who was the first U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judge?
6. When was the NAACP founded?
7. When was the first black college football game, and who were the teams?
8. When was the first formal protest against slavery?
9. Who was the first black heavyweight champion?
10. Who was Alexander T. Augusta?
11. Name the lady who worked for the underground railroad.
12. Who was the civil rights leader in South Africa about whom "Cry Freedom" is written?
13. What was the name of the black show that the NAACP opposed, which first aired on radio and laicr on
14. Who were the first black players on white college football teams?
15. Who is Richard T. Greener?
16. In what year did "A Raisin in the Sun" open on Broadway?
17. In what year did the first black student enter the University of North Carolina?
18. Name the president of Egypt who said that he was Kgypt's first black pharaoh in over 2,000 years.
19. What is Jackie Robinson's mark on history?
20. Who is Hannibal?
21. What famous black leader was known for the following quote: "Cast down your buckets where you are"?
22 Name the black leader who founded the United Negro Improvement Association in the 1920s, and on
what principle was it founded?
23. What was the David Walker's appeal?
24. What is Elijah Muhammad famous for?
25. Who founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and who is its president today?
26. Who discovered blood plasma?
27. Name two prominent black leaders who attended collcge in the Triad and the universities they attended.
28. What ex-NBA star played college basketball at WSSU?
29. Name the Africans who conquered and ruled Spain from the eighth until the 15ih ceniury.
30. Who is the famous composer/musician whose father was Moorish?
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