Digital History at Ursinus

The Black Stereotype - A Dead Era

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Title

The Black Stereotype - A Dead Era

Subject

Recruitment and retention of students of color at Ursinus College

Description

In this article of the Ursinus Weekly, Byron Jackson goes into small detail about the movement for student rights. The article attempts to bridge the gap between the acquisition of student rights, and the striving of black people towards their deserved place in society. Essentially, Byron Jackson tries to debunk the idea that black students fighting for their rights are all Black Nationalists. Simply put, the scenario described had involved Black Nationalists fighting for their rights under the guise of being students. However, Jackson attempts to falsify this claim, because as he states "each individual black person is his own person." In other words, Black Student Activism had been given a bad look as it related to black peoples movement in general towards equality, this stereotype reached black students, and Jackson here attempts to remove it. This would effect black students for generations, as they would be seen as parts of the Black Power movement, taking away from their fight for individual freedom.

Creator

The Ursinus Weekly, Byron Jackson

Source

Ursinusiana Archives of Myrin Library

Publisher

Ursinus College

Date

December 5th, 1967

Rights

Ursinus College holds the right to this resource

Format

Newspaper Article

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

"The Black Stereotype - A Dead Era", Ursinus Weekly, 1967

Coverage

Ursinus College campus, 1967

Files

The Black Stereotype - A Dead Era.PNG

Citation

The Ursinus Weekly, Byron Jackson, “The Black Stereotype - A Dead Era,” Digital History at Ursinus, accessed December 14, 2019, http://omeka.ursinus.edu/items/show/1496.