Southern Illinois University Carbondale Daily Egyptian Diversity News Archive (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
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Black Recognition Program
Black Recognition Program
Item IDEgyptian19680517Black.tif
TitleBlack Recognition Program
DescriptionExotic Music Will Highlight Event
Original Publication SourceDaily Egyptian
Date1968 May 17
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Digital File PublisherSpecial Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
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CollectionDaily Egyptian Diversity News Archive (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
TranscriptBlack Recognition Program

Exotic Music Will Highlight Event

"Blackness" will be the unofficial theme of the "Black Recognition" program from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in the SIU Arena.
The Phil Cobran Ariiatlc Heritage Ensemble, a 27- member instrumental and dance group, will be featured on the program. The Black Mystics, a local jazz and avant garde intrumental group, will present musical selections.
The program, uponuored by WE, an organization of black students and Carbondale residents, will present local apeakers on topics of black history and the present social situation in the United States.
Contrary to rumors heard on campuo, Stokely Carmichael will not be in Carbondale to speak, according to Darryl Madison, a apokesman for WE.
Some of the speakers will be the Rev. Lenuo Turley, patitor of the Lockhill Baptist Church, and students and former students Tina Lockett, James King, Alicia Johnson, Hubert Avant, Sinclair Brown and Madison.
Cohran, a master of black culture and arts, will direct his ensemble in exotic African strains and beats. He is a native of Mississippi and and haa lived in Chicago since 1955.
lie studied at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo., and researched the history of music nine years wich particular reference to the black man's relevance to civilization.
"No one else has attempted to really educate the black man. No one else has told him his biolory. Now we know that no one else can. We must do It ourselves, " Cohran said, according to a recent issue of the Chicago American.
Cohran has given lectured and demonstrations In Chicago public schools on African and Negro music and has written more than 100 compositions related to Negro history, Presently the ensemble performs and Cohran instructs classes at the Affro-Arts Theator in Chicago.
A majority of tho black students will wear African attire. The donation for tickets in 35 cents, and the proceeds will be contributed to the predominantly black northeast community of Carbondale.
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