The Register, 1970-10-30, page 1
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THL&5 REGISTER THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE WILL BE HEARD' VOLUME XLII, NUMBER 7 NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY, GREENSBORO OCTOBER 30, 1970 'Africa's Black Pearl'Crowned 1970-71 'Miss A&T' By Jacquline Glisson On one of the most unforgettable nights of the 1970-71 school year, the brothers and sisters of Aggieland witnessed along with many visitors and guests, the touchingly beautiful crowning of Miss A&T, Sister Pearl Brown, Wednesday, night. To the tune of "Black Pearl", the theme, Africa's Black Pearly was displayed throughout the intriguing coronation. Dramatic readings of Black poetry set the mood for the 1970-71 Coronation of Miss A&T. The audience became enraptured as the radiantly, attractive queens were brought forth by their escorts to take seats on an enormous and beautiful map of the African continent which lay in the center of the gym floor. The queens made their entrance to pulse-moving, rhythmic music with an African beat. SGA president, Matthew Simpson, emphasized his introductory speech by the statements, "We truly are young, gifted, and Black. We can say, we are somebody." A unique addiCon to the coronation prograrr as the pre sentation of several visiting queens form other Black colleges and universities by Brother Simpson. Excitement grew as the four attractive queens, one for each class composing Miss A&T's court, made their impressive entrance. The climax of the coronation was reached as Sister Pearl Brown made her dramatic and surprising entrance through a partition behindher throne. The crowd arose in joy, loyalty, and pride as their beautiful 1970-71 Black Pearl of A&T made her profound debut. Dressed in a bright gold outfit a silvery-white coat and matching turban, Sister Pearl took her place upon the throne. Dr. Lewis C. Dowdy, adorned in his African costume, installed Sister Pearl into her new position through a moving speech. Looking at her majesty, he emphatically stated "The dignity of African womanhood is seated before me; can you deny it?" To the underlying question of "why" the African setting, Dr. Dowdy answered that it brings home an identification we can not get otherwise. "Let's work together for freedom and unity." were the closing words of Dr. Dowdy spoken in Swahili. The audience listened attentively as their 1969-70 queen. Sister Lillian Campbell, made her final heartwarming speech as Miss A&T. The coronation reached its peak with the crowning of "Our Black Pearl" by Sister Campbell who placed the token pin on her turban and the royal Black staff in her hand Brother Jesse Marshall, Dean of Students, introduced our queen's mother, Mrs. Lucille Brown. The program was completed by the African dancers performing "Gingo La Ba La." In the greatest moment of her Ufe, the 1970-71 Miss A&T made her touching coronation speech. With dignity and grace, she ended her speech wtih the words, "We are somebody!" Our lovely queen was then presented with many gifts. Brother Hollis Pippins demonstrated a truly African sense of rhythm as he went through the expressive and skillfully executed motions of his dedication dance. Aggies Have Great Enthusiasm In Their Opinions About Homecoming By Ruth James As homecoming approaches, an outsider wonders what are the opinions of students and alumni about Homecoming 1970-71, especially the game, the parties and other highlights that will be taking place that weekend. Jacquline Glisson, a sophomore from Sumter, S. C, commented "through strong determination of the team and support of the Aggies, A&T should be victorious in the Homecoming Game." She also added, "Victory always makes* homecoming an even greater event." , Paul Jones, a senior from ■Kinston, stated, "The game will be lively and also Homecoming is a good occasion." He also added that A&T stopped Morgan State's 34-game winning streak the year Morgan came to A&T and also beat Morgan State at its homecoming last year. We should come out on top at Homecoming." Marilyn Bell, a sophomore from Jackson , said. "Homecoming is a time when alumni, students and friends get together." She feels with high ihopes that the Aggie team will win over Morgan State. Connie Johnson, a sophomore form Moultrie, Ga., feels that Homecoming '70-71 will be an experience to be remembered. With hopes of a superb victory and successful dance, her intentions are to be an Aggie from beginning to end. Earl Martin, a junior from Winston-Salem, feels that everything lined up for Homecoming this year will.be out of sight. He hopes everyone will have a fine time during Homecoming Week. •Janet Jones, a sophomore from Fuquay-Varina, states that "this year's Homecoming will be one of the best yet. Well,as far as the game is comcerned, I'm hoping and prayingthatour Aggie team will roll to victory over Morgan State." Verence Moore, a junior from Gary. Indiana, feels that, if the team cuts down on so many mistakes, the team will capture the game. He also added, "Homecoming weekend will turn out great." Donald Thompson, a senior from Sumter, S.C., stated in his opinion " that the Homecoming Game is the greatest sporting event of the school year. It is a time when all Aggies, young and old, can unite to cheer the team to victory. Doria Spears, a sophomore from Charlotte, is looking for a great Homecoming week. She also hopes that Homecoming '70-71 will be one that's remembered for a long time. Emma Brooks, sophomore from Charlotte, feels that the Aggies will be encountering a dynamite performance for the Homecoming Game. Nancy Beatty, a freshman from Council, feels "that the Aggies will win and hopes to experience a wonderful time at her first Homecoming at A&T. Anonymous hopes that the Aggie spirit between the team and the students will help boost the team to a victory over the big rival, Morgan State. "Africa's Black Pearl". Pearl Brown was crowned "Miss A&T" Wednesday night by the 1969-70 queen, Lillian Campbell (back to camera). (Photo by Conley) Soul Festival Produces Binding Aggie Spirit By David Spruill. Jr. Enthusiasm and school spirit are the two major elements that bind us all together as Aggies. What significance is homecoming without these vital elements? To this effect, the Aggies truly displayed their spirit during the fantastic performance of The Blenders, The Shadows of Love, and The Majors at the opening event for homeeoming,vthe Soul Festival, in Harrison Auditorium Tuesday night. To kick off the homecoming activities, the Blenders opened up the show with a funky version of "The Chicken," which made the Aggies slap, stomp and scream with all their might. The Blenders, a nine-membered crew, played and danced to "Chocolate Buttermilk," "Let The Music- Take Your Mind," "I'm Losing You," "It's A New Day," "Spinning Wheel" and many other rocking selections. The Blenders are mainly students of Winston- Salem State with the exception of Graha.m Fletcher who is a student here at A&T. The featured singers of this aggregation were Hobert Sharp, Graham Fletcher and Eugene "Sweet Child" Best. "Sweet Child" truly motivated the coeds with his version of "Going in Circles" and "Ain't That Loving You." Another highlight of the Blenders' performance was "Where We Are" which featured a mean trumpet player, Mike Doughtry. Other members of the group are Hobert Sharp and Ervjn Payne, guitar; Bongos, Ervin Stowe; Graham Fletcher and Bernard Foggie, saxophone; Darryl Sharp, trombone; Ronnie Eller on the drums; and "Sweer Child" on organ. The Shadows of Love, a local group performed next with their romantic and harmonlt V«f- sions of "Trying To Make A feel of Me," "25-30 Yeari of Une* "Didn't I," "I Gave To Y'ett " f'" Like Your Lovln|," "*to Knows," "What'a I FuHaUWWk.' and "Ooo ChUd." The Shadows of Love, a trio, features "C-C" Banks, "Paul Banks" and "Spider Man." TWl aggregation also did one of their own songs entitled, "Up and Down" which sounds hitbound. Next in Une came the fantastic "Majors," who are members of A&T. They provided "I Can't Get Next To You," "Memphis Underground," and many other soulful tunes that turned Aggies on. With all these highlights of the Soul Festival, one can easily see that the Aggies definitely got off to a good start with their homecoming festivities. The Soul Festival proved to be uptight and out of sight -if
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