UA 021.513 Guide to the North Carolina State University, Student and Other Organizations, Society of Afro-American Culture Records, 1968-1984
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North Carolina State University. Society of Afro-American Culture.
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1 archival half box
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The Society of Afro-American Culture Records includes information about the organization’s leadership, activities, and concerns in the form of administrative records, newsletters, newspaper clippings, national newspapers, correspondence, and event advertisements. The materials address a range of topics related directly to North Carolina State University, including wages paid to non-academic university employees, the Black Orientation program, discrimination on campus, the organization’s struggle to procure adequate space for black student organizations, and Pan-African week. The materials also pertain to the National Strike, Black Panthers and court cases, and other concerns of the larger African American community.
The Society of Afro-American Culture (SAAC) was chartered with sixty-three members in 1968 as a campus organization open to all students and faculty members of North Carolina State University. It worked to promote an idea of black identity and encourage advancement of blacks within the university, as well as to encourage nationally affiliated social fraternities and sororities on campus. The organization worked cooperatively on some initiatives with the Progressive Action Commune, Association for the Concerns of African American Graduate Students, and the Black Student Board. The Society of Afro-American Culture remained active through at least 1984, though has since disbanded.
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