A Proposition Concerning Black Survival

PropositionConcerningBlackSurvival.pdf

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Title

A Proposition Concerning Black Survival

Subject

African American college students
African American student movements

Description

On Wednesday, November 11, 1970, Russell Larkin (aka Kwahu Shebazz Nkrumah) and 20 students met with Fr. Colman Barry, the Saint John's University President. They laid out two demands in their manifesto, “A Proposition Concerning Black Survival.” Fr. Colman was given until noon on Monday, November 16, to meet their demands.
The two demands made:
1. During the 1970-1971 academic year, SJU/CSB would allocate $10,000 (equivalent to $66,664 in 2020) to the OAAS to promote “culture and unity among people of African descent on the twin campuses socially and politically.”

2. SJU/CSB would continue to support the OAAS in the coming years, by an amount “decided by the Financial Committee of the Organization of African American Students with the assistance and consent of its members.”
A list was included amongst the 6 pages of the manifesto, stating what the money was needed for and justifying the amount.

Creator

Larkin, Russell

Source

Saint John's University Archives. President Office Collection, Box 0241, folder 5.

Date

1970

Rights

In copyright.

Format

.pdf

Language

English

Type

Typed document

Citation

Larkin, Russell, “A Proposition Concerning Black Survival,” College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University Libraries, accessed February 8, 2023, https://csbsjulib.omeka.net/items/show/1139.