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Durham, North Carolina, Friday, February 28, 1969
Trustees Meet
Student Body
On January 15, the Board of
Trustees of North Carolina Col
lege met with the student body
of North Carolina College. The
purpose of the meeting was “to
strengthen the line of communi
cation between the students and
the Board.”
Dr. Albert Whiting, explained
to the student body the process
of appointing Board members
and their tenure. The Board is
appointed by the General As
sembly for eight years and is
required to meet twice yearly.
The Board is composed of an
executive committee and stand
ing committees.
The student body was per
mitted to ask the Board ques
tions on policy and certain exist
ing situations at the college. It
was learned that the duties of
of the Board were to support the
president, give him overall su
pervision, approve the budget
and make general policies. It
was also pointed out that the
members of the Board operate
within the limits of a set of by
laws and the charter of the in
A question was raised on the
recent proposals of the General
Board play in regard to the
(See Trustees, Page 6)
On Thursday, November 26,
1969, the Board of Higher Edu
cation released its report en
titled Planning for Higher Edu
cation in North Carolina. Two
recommendations in this report
focus particularly and specifi
cally on North Carolina College.
The first proposes that the North
Carolina College' Law School be
phased out by 1974.
This recommendation is to be
carried through only if the Uni
versity of North Carolina is able
to demonstrate, through special
efforts, that it can enroll sub
stantial numt)ers of Negro stu
dents. In the event that the Uni
versity fails to accomplish this,
then it is recommended that the
State has no alternative but to
provide the Law School at North
Carolina College with the neces
sary support to make it equiva
lent to the Law School at the
University of North Carolina.
The official position of the
College to this proposal is that
it is categorically opposed to the
phasing out of the Law School
1. The University’s record of
integration in the Law School,
at both student and faculty
levels, does not inspire confi
dence that it will “enroll sub
stantial numbers of Negro stu
dents” even through “special
2. American predominantly
white universities, generally
(See Report Focuses, Page 5)
Panelists discuss “The Negro in
left: Mr. Louis Austin, Dr. C. E.
North Carolina’s History.” From
Boulware and Dr. Russell Adams.
Negro History Week was ob
served at NCC February 9-14.
The theme for the week long
observance was “Afro-Ameri
cans in Review.”
The topic for discussion on
Sunday, Feb. 9, was “The Na
ture and Uses of Afro-Ameri
can History.” The moderator for
this discussion was Dr. Arnold
Taylor. Dr. Earlie Thorpe, Dr.
James Brewer, and Mr. James
Coleman served as panelists.
Dr. Vincent Harding, chair
man of the Department of His
tory, Spehnan College and Di
rector of 3\^artin Luther King
Center was the speaker on Mon
day. He lectured on “Negro His
tory and Culture.”
“The Negro in North Carolina
History” was Tuesday’s topic.
Dr. Russell Adams served as
moderator and Mr. Louis Aus
tin and Dr. C. E. Boulware were
the panelists.
On Wednesday, William Sty-
ron’s The Confessions of Nat
Turner was the subject of the
discussion. Ronald Miller mod
erated and Mrs. Barbara Bene-
vie, Dr. Arnold Taylor, James
Coleman and Emma King were
the panelists .
“Teaching A f r o-American
History in the Public Schools”
was discussed on Thursday.
Wilbert Myatt was the mode
rator. The panel consisted of
Dr. James Brewer and Dr. Ar
nold Taylor. Mrs. J. Stevens
spoke on “Rare Historical Books
in the James E. Shepard Library
Treasure Room.”
The week observance was
sponsored by th Department of
History and the Cultural Read
ing Program Committee.
NCC’s relationship to Soul City is explained. From left, Mr. Leslie
Roberts, Attorney Floyd McKissick, Dr. A. N. Whiting, and At
torney T. T. Clayton.
Pittman Made
Acting Dean
The Board of Trustees of
North C^arolina College ap
proved the appointment of Dr.
Joseph A. Pittman as Acting
Dean of the Graduate School at
the college.
Dr. Pittman will serve in the
post during the absence of
Dean Helen G. Edmonds, who is
on leave of absence to do schol
arly research.
Pittman, a native of Charles
ton, S. C., is a nationally recog
nized scholar in educational re
search and statistics and holds
the doctor’s degree in Directing
Educational Research from Co
lumbia University. He has most
recently served as co-director of
the college’s self-study program.
Dr. Pittman is a member of
the American Educational Re
search Association, American
Statistical Association, the Psy
chometric Society, and the
American Association for the
Advancement of Science. His
biographical sketch is included
in “American Men of Science.”
Dr. Edmonds is a renowned
historian. She has also long been
involved in national and inter
national affairs and was the first
Negro woman to participate in
the nomination of a Republican
candidate for the Presidency
when she seconded the nomina
tion of Dwight D. Eisenhower
for his second term.
She did postdoctoral work in
Germany and in 1955 she lec
tured in German throughout
Germany under the Internation
al Educational Exchange Serv
ice. She made a five-nation tour
in 1957 for the same organiza
tion. In 1957 also she was Presi
dent Eisenhower’s-ijersonal rep
resentative to the dedication
ceremonies of the Liberian Cap
itol Building.
She is the author of one of
the books described by two out
standing North Carolina schol
ars as one of the 100 outstand
ing books about the state. Her
book “The Negro and Fusion
■ Politics in North Carolina,” was
published by the University of
North Carolina Press in 1951.
Attorney Floyd McKissick of
Durham and former national
director of the Congress of Ra
cial Equality has announced
plans for a Soul City, a town
for Negroes in North Carolina’s
Black Belt. The date for begin
ning construction has not been
set. The project which is a part
of McKissick’s concept of black
capitalism as a solution to Ne
gro poverty wrill be established
in Warren County.
The men who will help in
the creation of the city were
named on January 18 by Attor
ney McKissick.
A black architectural firm
out of New York, IfUl, Johnson,
and Honchard, has been chosen
to design the city. Planning and
development of the black com
munity will be guided by Dr.
Albert N. Whiting of North Car
olina College, Prof. John A.
Parker of the Department of
City and Regional Planning at
UNC; and Attorney T. T. Clay
ton who will direct legal serv
ices and planning.
Soul City will be designed to
provide jobs, housing, and train
ing opportunites for rural and
urban black people. McKissick
said in speaking of Soul City,
“Black people will own, control,
and develop this city. Soul City
will also give an economic boost
to the surroimdings. It will pro
duce new jobs and new oppor
tunities throughout Warren
County and the surrounding
North Carolina was chosen for
the project because McKissick
was a native of the state and
because “the real outward mi
gration of Negroes has been
in North Carolina.” Soul City
will serve as a pilot for a dozen
or more similar projects.
In a news conference held on
NCC’s campus February 4, Floyd
B. McKissick, an NCC graduate
and an instrumental planner in
Soul City, announced NCC’s in
volvement in the experimental
city. President Albert Whiting
pledged the support of NCC in
the planning of the city.
President Whiting announced
that the college, including its
entire faculty and body of grad
uate students, was prepared to
assist in the planning and de
velopment of Soul City, North
Dr. Whiting said, “Because of
a strong commitment to com
munity service — particularly
among the disadvantaged—NCC
is pleased to have an opportunity
to work with one of its alumni
in the planning and develop
ment of a new community. The
prospect of involvement in an
experiment of this nature and
scale is exciting because it will
not only provide scientists and
professionals a laboratory for
applying the latest in interdis
ciplinary knowledge, but will
also offer a situation in which
the good derived from services
rendered' can be evaluated and
conceptualized as models for in
stitutional service in other situ
McKissick also announced at
the conference the establishment
of the Soul City Foundation.
McKissick said in making the
announcement, “Steps are being
taken to incorporate the Soul
City Foundation as a non-profit,
tax exempt corporation in the
State of North Carolina.”
He also stated that he was^
pleased that President Whiting
had agreed to serve as a director
of this foundation. The Soul
City Foundation will be con
cerned first with the establish
ment of a sound educational
system for the children of Soul
City and with the formation of
education and training programs
for the adults of Soul City.
McKissick said that the Foun
dation will also be interested in
programs to assist the rural
and urban p>oor throughout the
State of North Carolina and oth
er parts of the nation and not
limited to the population of the
new city.
McKissick said that eventual
ly,” the Soul City Foundation
also intends to develop programs
in public health and preventive
medicine ,in building alterna
tives programs in public health
and preventive medicine, in
building alternatives to the wel
fare system and, in studying
various plans and approaches
for ending the cycles of racism
and poverty which have en
trapped so many millions of
persons, both black and white.”
NCC-Duke Participate In Institute
A training program to give
prospective students from mi
nority groups an early footing
in their studies for a law degree
will be brought to the campuses
of North Carolina College and
Duke University here.
A four-week institute will be
conducted for 40 students—
probably all Negroes — from
throughout the Southeast. The
program will be sponsored by
the Council on Legal Education
Opportunity (CLEO) which was
formed by the American Bar
Association and the Association
of American Law Schools.
Announcement of the sum
mer program was made by Dean
(See NCC-Duke, Page 7)

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