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VOLUME XLVm NUMBER 17 NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITYJGREENSBORO OCTOBER 29. 1976
At Fall Convocation
Flo Kennedy Addresses A&l
By Mary Cropps
The topics ranged from
politics to racism as Florynce
Kennedy, a New York City
attorney and founder of the
.Feminist Movement, addressed
the annual Fall Convocation in
Moore Gym Wednesday.
The outspoken Ms. Kennedy
began her address by presenting
satirical versions of the songs
"My Country Tis of Thee,"
"White Christmas", "Rest Ye
Merry Men", and "The Lord's
Ms. Kennedy said she came to
talk about taking care of the
wolf at Black people's doors and
the pigs that cause him to be
there. "It's ' time to upset
tradtion," Ms. Kennedy
proclaimed. "It should be upset
ever so often."
Ms. Kennedy dressed in boots,
knickers, and a western style hat,
told her audience that Black
schools have serious problems
and that the church, business and
government don't take these
problems seriously and they
Gesturing, Ms. Kennedy
admonished the students to stop
being zombies in the sense that
they fail to use what power they
have to make social change.
"You have body power, vote
power and dollar power," Ms.
Kennedy said,'- "and this power
can be meaningful in
accomplishing social change."
'After removing her short fur
jacket, Ms. Kennedy said she was
here to talk about what is wrong
with this country.
"I am. talking about some
things too few are willing to talk
about," she said. "There's no
better way to die than to die
righting the wrongs of society.
Six of you could turn this
country around by saying things
that need to be said.
Ms. Kennedy said that this
country doesn't care who dies.
She said that people die from
pollution in rivers and from
working in chemical plants, but
the government does not ask
them to close. Instead, said Ms.
Kennedy, they try to get the
prostitutes off the street.
"Any country that can't
employ all of its people has no
right to arrest people involved in
a lucrative business," said Ms.
The 60-year old attorney
predicted that, if Gerald Ford is
re-elected president, he will be
impeached or will leave office in
disgrace. She urged the audience
to vote in the presidential
election and to try to retire the
"I plan to vote for Carter,
"Ms. Kennedy declared, "Ford is
(See Kennedy, Page 2)
Photo by Lawson
Miss A&T Crowned In Ceremony
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In a setting simulating a
wedding scene, Tessa Perry was
crowned Miss A&T last night.
Moore Gymnasium was
decorated with a glittering crown
at one side and a giant heart with
flashing lights on the other. A
runway decorated with palm
trees connected both sides.
Mrs. Christal Watson PhilUps,
Miss A&T for 1975-76,. was
present at the ceremony. She was
regaled in song by Ernest
Frierson and Geraldine Graham.
She said, to her, love is being an
As the ceremony progressed,
""th£ organizational queens made
theirgrand entrance through the
crownand onto the runway.
A resounding ovation
occurred when Miss A&T maae
her entrance. She was attired in a
hooded white satin gown, with
an empire waist and full skirt.
Her escort was rier father, CW-3
In her remarks, Tessa thanked
everyone who had helped her
and asked everyone to stick with
her to the end.
Dr. L.C. Dowdy, chancellor,
presented Tessa with a check for
$100 as a gift. Ernest Frierson
sang "The Look of Love" in
honor of Tessa.
Tessa's attendants were
Denise Meeks, senior attendant;
Sharon Barnes, junior attendant;
Sharrie Daniels, sophomore
attendant and Debra Griffith,
Register Gets Excellent Rating
' Aggie fans come in all shapes and sizes. l'noxo °y Lawson
The A&T Register was
awarded a First Class rating in
the 92nd All-American Critical
Service of the National
Scholastic Press Association. The
rating was based on the issues of
the second semester of 1975-76!
The First Class rating is
comparable to "excellent." The
highest rating that can' be
achieved in the competition is
that of All American.
Competing against hundreds
of publications from universities
and colleges all over tile country,
The Register'^ received 3,970
points out of a possible 4,500
points. Points are awarded for
different aspects of the
newspaper. The papers are
(See .4&T, Page 2)