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Ttoftm at
Durham, North Carolina, Monday, March 31, 1969
Annual Co-ed Week-End Observed
NCC and Duke students hold rally.
About 400 NCC students sym- ^
pathetic to the Duke Afro- Am
erican students gathered in B. N.
Duke Auditorium March 10, to
listen to an appeal for help from
the Duke students.
NCC students consented to
help and marched from B. N.
Duke to the Five Points Park
in downtown Durham. Students
from Duke, Durham Business
College, Merrick-Moore, and
Hillside High joined the NCC
group at the park, increasing
the number of persons to about
A spokesman for the Duke
group announced that 23 of
the 91 black undergraduates at
Duke had decided to withdraw
immediately and another 17
would withdraw at the end of
the semester. The decision was
made after the Afro-American
students were refused equal rep
resentation with faculty mem-
See Duke Afro, page 6)
Black culture has taken a
a greater dimension in today’s
society, thereby expanding its
historical and contemporary im
portance. One of the many facets
of black culture is entertain
ment. The brothers of Tau Phi
Tau recently honored one of the
better musical groups of con
temporary time—the Delfonics.
The Delfonics—William Hart,
Randy Cain, and Wilbert Hart
have added richness and a style
that is imprecedented in black
music; now they have added
ricianess to the Tau Phi Tau
Fraternity by becoming its first
“Honorary Brothers.” The Del-
fomcs have come from the shad
ows of poverty to the brightness
of sheer wealth by producing an
array of million-dollar records.
TJois production exemplifies one
of the main objectives for whicii,
the Tau Phi Tau Fraternity was
Also within the realm of
black culture is black beauty.
Tne brothers of Tau Phi Tau
recenty sponsored three charm
ing and lovely black beauties
in the “Miss Durham” Beauty
Pageant. The brothers feel that
these yoimg ladies portray the
(See Tau Phi Tan, page 4)
Art Week Held
The Cultural Reading Pro
gram Cormnittee of North Caro
lina College presented a week-
long salute to Afro-American
Art and Artists March 9-16. In
cluded were appearances by
visiting artists, exhibits of art
by students and professionals,
play readings, fashion exhibits,
and other events.
The week began officially
Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Alfoni^o
Elder Student Union with the
opening of an exhibit of student
work by members of the Art
Guild, the student art organiza
tion on the NCC campus.
At 3:30 p.m. in the student
union, gospel music was pre
sented by the Gospel Angels.
On display in the NCC library
(See Afro-American, page 3)
Dr. Zelma Watson George, an
internationally known lecturer
who is now director of the Wo
men’s Job Corps Training Center
in Cleveland, Ohio, was the prin
cipal speaker for North Carolina
College’s Co-ed Weekend, which
began Friday, March 14.
Dr. George spoke at 4 p.m.
Sunday in B. N. Duke Auditor
ium for the final convocation of
the weekend, sponsored by the
Men’s and Women’s Personnel
Friday’s activities included a
coffee and conversation hour at
7:30 in all dormitories.
At Chidley Hall, Dr. Lavonia
Allison of the department of
physical education was the guest
for the coffee and conversation
hours. Dr. Sylvia Render, pro
fessor of English, was at Rush
At New Residence Hall, Dr.
Rose Butler Browne, retired
from the department of educa
tion, spoke. Norman Pender-
graft, art instructor, was at Mc
Lean Dormitory. Dr. Charles A.
Ray, chairman of the department
Mrs. Fannie Henderson
Malcolm X Day Celebrated Here
A group of students at NCC
celebrated February 21 as “Mal
colm X Day” in honor of Mal
colm X who was assassinated on
that day in 1965.
The day-long program started
at 8 a.m. in the lounge of the
student union. Seminars were
held on “Black Awareness and
the Black Experience.” Two
plays were presented by The
Afro-American Players from
The peak of the day’s observ-
,ance came when some 200
students and Durham citizens
marched from the college to
Five Points. An hour-long “Trib
ute to Malcolm X” was held in
the Five Points Park. The trib
ute consisted of addresses by
black leaders, recordings of
Malcolm X’s words, and black
Speaking to the group, Ben
Ruffin, executive director of the
United Organization for Com
munity Improvement, said the
event “was staged to let Dur
ham, North Carolina, and the
United States know we’re stand
ing up for our rights.”
Ruffin warned that “we are
tired of being pushed around
in Durham.” He urged blacks
to stick together to fight racism
Dr. Zelma Watson George
of English, spoke at Baynes Hall.
Edward Ramsey, assistant pro
fessor of home economics, was
guest at Old Senior Dormitory,
and Russell Adams, chairman of
political science, sp>oke at the
Upperclass Women’s Dormitory.
Caulbert Jones of the depart
ment of history, spoke at New
At 10:30 a.m. Saturday a sym
posium featured Mrs. Juanita
Abernethy, wife of civil rights
leader Ralph Abernethy; Mrs.
Fannie Henderson, director of
in-service education at Alexan
der Blair Hospital, Detroit,
Michigan; and Dr. John Biggers,
chairman of the department of
art at Texas Southern Univer
sity. Also on the panel was stu
dent body president Alfred
Two receptions were held dur
ing the weekend. An informal
reception for guests and student
leaders was held at 8:30 Friday
in the student union. On Sunday,
outstanding students were hon
ored at a reception immediately
following Mrs. George’s address.
Other events include a fashion
show Saturday afternoon and a
formal dance Saturday night.
Alumni Give
Benefit Concert
Allen Brown, pianist and a
a graduate of NCC, gave a bene
fit concert for the NCC Schol
arship Fund on March 23 in
B. N. Duke Auditorium.
Brown has played more than
600 recitals at colleges and
universities in various parts of
the United States, Brazil, Chile,
Argentina, Venezuela, and other
countries in Central and South
America. In addition to radio
appearances, he played his first
European tour during the 1963-
64 season including concerts ia
England, Holland, Belgium, Ger
many and Austria.
During October and November
of 1964, Mr. Brown was widely
hailed on a tour which took him
to universities in North Carolina
and the West Indies. In Trini
dad, he played to a capacity au
dience of 1159 at Queens Hall
and later at the Public Library
for school children.
In addition to his degree re
ceived at NCC, he holds bache
lor’s and master’s degrees from
American Conservatory in Chi
cago. Among his teachers are in
cluded Thomasina Talley, Ru
dolph Reuter, Olga Samaroff-
Stokowski, and Heinz Scholz.
His most recent study has been
under the guidance of Dr. Clar
ence Adler of New York. He has
also done study at the Mozar-
teum in Salzburg, Austria.
Brown is a member of Ihe
music faculty of Waltann School
of Creative Arts. In addition, he
is a private teacher of piano,
composes, accompanies, and re
cently formed a concert bureau
which provides performance op-
portunites for talented artists
in the New York area.
and suggested that white Amer
ica move over because the black
people are getting together to do
a “thing.”
Ruffin told the group that
Malcolm was not slain by dis
gruntled Black Muslims as was
reported in 1965 but rather by
the “CIA.”
After Ruffin concluded his
remarks, he played a recording
of Malcolm X’s teachings. In
the recordings, Malcolm asked
the blacks to adopt a “Do it
yourself philosophy,” because
“the government and white lib
erals have failed.”
Malcolm preached of revolu
tion of blacks in order to over
come a power structure which he
viewed as oppressing the black
man. He demanded, “There must
be freedom for everybody or
nobody,” and urged blacks to
control their communities, econ
omy and society.
Howard Fuller, director of the
departpient of tra.ning of the
Foundation for Community De
velopment concluded the observ
ance Friday night wth a speech
in B. N. Duke Auditorium.
“This has been a significant
day for black people in the city
of Durham. The most significant
(See Malcolm X Day, page 4)
Lecture Series Opens At NCC
Dr. J. Mason Brewer, nation
ally known Negro folklorist,
opened the Visiting Scholars
program of the North Carolina
College Department of English
with a public lecture in the
auditorium of the Student Union,
March 3; Margaret Walker, an
other poet, novelist and teacher,
was guest in the series March
Brewer is vice president of the
North Carolina Folklore Coun
cil and professor of humanities,
Livingstone College.
Dr. Brewer delivered five
public lectures at NCC under
the auspices of fa Title III grant.
The folklorist’s March 3 topic
was “The New World Negro
Folktale.” Other topics during
the week were “The New World
Negro Folksong,” “The New
World Negro Rhymes and Folk
Poetry.” “The Clever Animal
Tale in African and American
Nero Cultural Tradition,” and
“The Bi-Cultural Nature of
American Negro Folklore.”
Dr. Brewer is a native of
Goliad, Texas. He studied at
Wiley College and Indiana Uni
versity. In the past 35 years he
has written nearly a dozen
books and contributed scores of
articles on folklore to scholarly
periodicals. His most recent pub
lication, American Negro Folk
lore, was issued in 1968 by
Quadrangle Press.
Recognition of Dr. Brewer’s
work has led to awards from
the General Education Board,
the American Philosophical so
ciety and the Piedmont Univer
sity Center. He has done re
search in the field of Negro
folklore at the Library of Con
gress at the National Library of
Mexico the National University
of Mexico, and at other promi
nent reseach centers.
In 1954, Dr. Brewer served as
vice president of the Folklore
Society. Later, he was elected
to the Texas Institute of Letters.
He is now serving on the Ad
visory Council of the National
Festival, Washington, D. C.
The lecturer of March 10-15,
Miss Walker, is author of the
For My People, winner of the
Yale Award for Young Poets in
(See Lecture Series, page 2)

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