Black History Week 45 Years Ago

This week, 45 year ago, Iowa State University’s Black Cultural Center, Inc., Black Student Organization, and ISU Committee on Lectures sponsored Black History Week. The week’s theme was “Towards a United State of Mind.”

Black History Week_cover

Cover of the Black History Week program, February 4-8, 1974. RS 22/3/0/1.

Author and former FBI agent Sam Greenlee delivered the first day’s evening lecture, “Strategies for Change.” Greenlee is widely known for his book, the political satire, The Spook Who Sat by the Door. His work was later turned into a film.

Sociologist and Civil Rights Activist Dr. Harry Edwards gave a talk, called “The Myth of the Racially Superior Athlete,” while Ray Greene, ISU’s assistant football coach talked about recruiting Black athletes.

The week was capped off by Grinnell College’s “Young, Gifted, and Black” choir.

Check out the program below to see the other events planned for ISU’s Black History Week.

“Towards a United State of Mind.” Black History Week program, February 4-8, 1974. RS 22/3/0/1.

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