Southern Illinois University Carbondale Daily Egyptian Diversity News Archive (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
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Egyptian19710209Black; Egyptian19710209Black.tif
TitleEgyptian19710209Black; Egyptian19710209Black.tif
Original Publication SourceDaily Egyptian
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CollectionDaily Egyptian Diversity News Archive (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
TranscriptBlack studies new
in focus, activities
U th*
op lo ihr Black
iftssssi at SIU.
•na m
tad 6nmrUor*t ra am old budding.
tf* ah new. accord^ Is ftaa
tlraiuavasav. dmctw at Ow -rsi&nl
mtusm train tmtiar
liar works under W a-Wr 0.
son. rrcrr*}j appcutrd director of
ihr -rfTacr
Since S-rpo^-brr rf Lul yrar.
when blaKk studies renrfinued Its
iun. beijwjog with il s chancr in
Ihe facta a bo* thr program iVull
ctarntf. rtUmi/uUog acme posioons
and crrating or-r one*, mor*
students and community rrsidrnis
arrcartactpating. Braitbwuw Mad.
'Thr moit wxataar thing abant cor
ttarf-jrimrni now r inrohe more
students, faculty, community
people. Institutions, agencies.
crcjrjuuorj and ctwoth croup*."
Iruil "An] iK-i-iai cur purpcft**
Wr work with these groups in
nctlviue* focusing on thinip rrUura*.
lo local black communiliei.' ctnOnud.
Using a trancrv* larrmcd. "Com-
mum.rniiy." btack studies has
created tha Cultural Resource Cen-
ter. working with program* auch aa
Ihr Community Audio-Visual
program In northeast Carbondale; a
LUtk studies choir, a nrwskOer. a
dance (roup, a black speakers
series, and a Uarion pratarntiary
cultural prorram.
Otack studies abo will br apen-
lorlng thr DUck History Wet*
Festival which brtim this wrrfc-
Another program, tha Black
Seminar Series, la operating la
various living arras on campus In
an si tempt to develop authrclic
rrUUom with nrw and old sb-dents.
Ulllon Hill, admlnlilratlvr
assistant at black studies. I* over*
•err for the project
According to Kill, many ttudrnts
art unaware of thr academic and
financial ataUtancv arai-able. With
thr aid of ft on* Darts, onr U thr
University's ombudsmen. Hill
hoprfUlIy area thr project as ana of
acquainting tha students with
aa thr past far attrd "In
rmrhang out to thr pccf>V. wr bowr
allowed thra to twtor ckw lo us
la thr Unfreuty cumcasaity." br
Oar ti thr oore uraqur protect*
has beea the Marion federal
prnitenUary cultural program
rartoua speakers ruil thr
catch wvdi paruopatug is
poups with Ihr tnrsair
population. Braithwaitr said.
L'tualry thr speakers corar firo thr
cxrnmuntty and thr UnHeruity.
la taking Cfae 'C-nmmcrtrrriaty'
cuocr-p-t ona alrp farthrr. far said
fcstsssWl d the adozral staff *rrve
fan certain advisory boards within
thr commucjt* With so many
programs to chanrsrl Intix Braitb-
wait* farrsra-a a knS. bard road
Ihrsd for thr department.
Recently. bU-rk studies has wnl-
trn aarrrral proposals to atlracl rs-
tfrnal fundine tourers. Hopefully
additional funds, if recmrd. could
lacrrase Ihr prorram'* rffee-
Urrs-MS. hr uk£
Onr prtspoul. Research Outrmch.
would seek funds to tram stuVots la
research trchniqurs and
rnrthodoioty; thr public cbool
pexposaJ would train public achooi
administrators fa a scries of
workshops drsisnrd to aiiut thrm
In Impta-mentins black culturr and
hislory in thr schrxal room; thr
project Upward Bound prcpoaal
would ctttr bifk achool instruction
to potrntial drop-ouU and low
achirTrri In achool; and the Audio
Vuual proposal was written to gain
funds for additional equipment in
thr already
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