The Register, 1968-11-22, page 1
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THE4 5 REGISTER "COMPLETE AWARENESS FOR COMPLETE COMMITMENT' VOLUME XL, No 9 NORTH CAR OLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY, GR EENSBORO NOVEMBER 22, 1968 Lomax Says Priorities Must Change By FRANKLIN C. TURNER ATR Reporter "The question is not if blacks will become violent but what will we be forced to do," insisted noted journalist Louis Lomax in a lecture on Black Power in Harrison Auditorium, November 17. The author of a syndicated newspaper column, Lomax attacked the Vietnam War as being "militarily unwinnable and morally untenable." He went on to impregnate the State Department's alibi of giving the South Vietnamese freedom asking, "Can you imagine a black man from Tuscaloosa, Miss., standing in the middle of a Saigon street with a machine gun to give some one else the right to vote?" "If we are so concerned about the people of the world, why don'i we invade South Africa?" Mr. Lp- ma did not limit his barrage to the government, but brought applause from the audience by expressing the opinion that the Black Power Movement should say to the church, 'either come up with a religion I can relate to or close down'." Speaking of American Bible pictures of Jesus as a blue-eyed blond Lomax judged that by his having visited the Holy Land, "It's no way for anyone to come out of Bethlehem of Judea and look liko that." Lomax listens as students oppose his statements Carmichael Speaks Of Duties At Black Univ. Conference By RICHARD T. NEWKIRK Recently, several members of the Student Government Association attended a conference at Howard University based on the theme: "Toward A Black University." One of the main speakers was Stokley Carmichael. He spoke on the topic, 'The Responsibilities ol the Back University to the Total Black Community." In the speech, he emphasized the need for an education which develops humac beings rather than technology. To Carmichael, Black Education is "an instrument to provide the means of the production of the basic needs of a society — food, shelter, and clothing. It should also preserve the basic values of that society." According to Carmichael, there are three concepts to the educational process. First of all, "Black people must have an undying love for our people. To put on an Afro and then shout 'get the nigger Uncle Tom' is not being ready as most militants seem to think," he said. "Furthermore," he added, "hon- kies created Uncle Tom. To be ready is to be willing to live to fight, and kill for one's own people, not only because one hates white people." The second theme in the educa tional process is that every Negro is a potential Black man. The third concept centers around the "Black people as a community, which is not only the idea of land, but our people and whatever they are." "Therefore Black nationalism is necessary," he concluded. Another unique development was the establishment of a new nation — the Republic of New Africa. The founding convention for this republic dates back to March 31 where almost two hundred black people signed a Declaration of Independence. This declaration declared that black people were "forever free and independent of the jurisdiction of the United States." The signing of this declaration took place in the auditorium of the black owned Twenty-Grand Motel in Detroit. Officers were elected with Robert F. Williams, a poet and author from Monroe, North Carolina, as president. Presently, Mr. Williams is in Peking, China. In citing reasons for the separation, it was stated that the Negroes have struggled for 100 years to change the American Nation and become a part of it. But, they have failed to become a part of it. Implications were made to the effect that the black people could not become a part of America unless she did change; for there is too much racism, inequality, and oppression of everyone who is not white. Other workers in the "Black Revolution" present included Jim Turner, Jimmy Garrett, Floyd McKissick, Ossie Davis, and Leroi Jones. Colleges and universities throughout the United States were represented. Representatives from A&T were Pearson Dubar, Clifton Lynch, Nelson Johnson, Herbert Flamer, and Calvin Matthews. "By 1972 the majority of the voting population will be under 30" was how the ABC news analyst explained the importance of the young people and the governmental process. Though he felt that "the world belongs to you" he was quick to point out that "not all of us over 30 are crazy." The lecture was the high point of a program produced by the A&T State University Union. After Reverend Cleo McCoy offered the invocation and Frank Boulware rendered a piano solo, Clarence Paige, president of the advisory board to the Union, introduced the controversial Mr. Lomax. Following the lecture and a solo by Virginia Massey, mistress of ceremonies, Geraldine Thorne, invited the audience to meet in the ballroom of the Student Union for a reception and informal discus sion. At the union, students wanted to know if racism was a necessary component of capitalism, to which Lomax replied that it was not an irremovable factor. Tn capitalism, someone has to be on the bottom, but in this country that somebody happened to be black," He went on to point out what he felt to be the necessity of a guaranteed annual wage, indicating that the United States would have lo change its definition of work and priorities. Other questions included clarifications of topics he had covered in his speech. Nelson Johnson questions Lomax on the programs of Black Power New Program Sponsored By A&T And Rutgers To Benefit Students By SANDRA CARLTON Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey and A&T State University have initiated an inter institutional Cooperation Program that will continue to benefit A&T students and faculty for many years to come. Sponsored primarily by the department of Health, Education and Welfare, the A&T and Rutgers program has four immediate goals: (1) to develop the scholar- ^ ly prowess of the A&T faculty, (2) to increase the number of A&T GUTS Needs You Now! GUTS — "Greensboro United Tutorial Service" — at A&T State University, has really gotten off to a big start this year. Over one hundred tutors have signed up to work in the program, and the organization has committeed itself to give services to the following projects: 1. Monday Evening — Tutors work at Ray Warren Homes 2. Tuesday Evening — Hampton Homes 3. Tuesday and Thursday evenings — White Oak Community Center 4. Saturday Mornings — Project Upward Bound — On campus Under the leadership of Tyronne Goddard, President, and his steering committee of Clementine Herring, Mary Weeks, Pamela Tillman, Herman Mewborn, Malinda Rhodes, and Jackie Crisco, GUTS is really taking the program of university to the community. SERVICE, where it is needed, is the motto of GUTS. Help others to help themselves by joining GUTS now. graduates entering graduate schools immediately after graduation, (3) to engage in cultural and educational activities which will benefit A&T students, (4) to promote additional research among A&T faculty and students. Presently, two A&T graduates are benefiting from this program. Victoria Carlisle, Los Angeles, California; and Lelia McKoy, Fayetteville, are receiving fellowships for graduate work at Rutgers. Both are sociology majors who graduated last June. According to the director of the Office of Planning and Development, Dr. F. A. Williams, A&T anticipates many more beneficial programs with Rutgers. Future programs include faculty develop ment, innovated curricular offerings and faculty exchange programs. Future programs of special interest to A&T students include opportunities for graduate study, lecture series and seminars, and student exchange. Seniors interested in beginning graduate work at Rutgers in September, 1969 may qualify for financial assistances. This program will provide fellowship for one student in each of the following areas: chemistry, biology, education, sociology, child development, and English. Further information is available in the Office of Planning and Development. The University Male Singers, will leave the campus for their Annual Concert tour in the eastern coastal states. Concerts will be given December 6-8 in Virginia and New York.
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