Digital History at Ursinus

Black Is Beautiful

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Title

Black Is Beautiful

Subject

Recruitment and retention of students of color at Ursinus College

Description

“Black and Beautiful” is a newspaper article contained in volume 67 of The Ursinus Weekly. Published on January 11th, 1968, this article serves as a form of student activism geared towards dismantling the white supremacy in the 60s and 70s. Written by Byron Jackson, a political science major, and an Ursinus graduate of the class of 69, wrote this article in order to emphasize the necessity to find a solution to the problem of race relations at the time. Jackson writes about the “Black Revolution” that had been in its prime at the date of release of this article. He highlights that “the former Negro now calls himself and desires to be called the Afro-American” and emphasizes that “the Negro is searching for his identity because without it, he cannot have a cohesive force to take of what he has so long been deprived.” Essentially, Jackson is speaking on the idea that, as we’ve discussed in class, African Americans were facing oppression across the nation attempting to gain equality in a white dominated society. Lastly, in reference to the race relations problem he and most African Americans were facing at the time, Jackson suggests: “no one has found the correct solution yet, and who knows if ever there will be a solution”, showing signs of doubt that the conflict of white supremacy vs black power will ever end.

Creator

Byron Jackson, The Ursinus Weekly

Source

Volume 67 of The Ursinus Weekly

Publisher

Ursinus College

Date

January 11th, 1968

Rights

Ursinus College holds the right to this resource

Language

English

Type

Newspaper

Identifier

"Black is Beautiful" Ursinus Weekly Article, 1968

Coverage

Ursinus College campus, 1968

Files

Citation

Byron Jackson, The Ursinus Weekly, “Black Is Beautiful,” Digital History at Ursinus, accessed November 20, 2019, http://omeka.ursinus.edu/items/show/1474.