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is the Salem State College student newspaper. Issues of that publication
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the Candidates” The Log (Salem State College) 14 March
This article highlights
candidates and their platforms for running for the Student Government
Foote, Nancy. “Meet
the S.G.A.” The Log (Salem State College) 24 October
of the Student Government Association and their specific responsibilities
were introduced to the community in this article. These student leaders
(including John Tierney, president) played an active role on campus
during a time of racial tension.
Garvey, John. “Uncle
Frank’s Cabin” The Log (Salem State College) 20
refers to Salem College President, Frank Keegan. Racial tensions on
campus were discussed in a campus meeting organized by the Student
Government Association and featured four speakers on behalf of the
Afro-American Society. The meeting responded to outrage over a recent
mock "slave auction" at Bowditch Hall on the Salem State
Minority Affairs” The Log (Salem State College) 6 March
advisor to the college's Afro-American Society, was selected to direct
the newly-created Minority Affairs Program.
Grey, Barbara. “SSC
Hosts Activities in Black, Feminist Cultures” The Log
(Salem State College) 13 March 1973.
was a freatured speaker during a "Black High School Day"
sponsored by the Afro-American Society at Salem State College. Jackson
highlighted the importance of education, awareness, and hard work
in his speech, presented to approximately 400 students from Salem
and surrounding communities.
Holder, Harry. “Black
High School Day” The Log (Salem State College) 11 April
On April 5, the
Afro-American Society at Salem State College hosted an event for about
400 students from surrounding communities. The focus was on the importance
of education and educational opportunites for Black students.
Kaitz, Bette. “Afro-Am
Receives Answers” The Log (Salem State College) 28 February
outlines the response to 10 demands outlined in the Valentine's Day
Black Manifesto at Salem State College which sought better race relations
and improved conditions for Black students at the institution.
Sheehan, Terry. “Valentine’s Day Revisited” The Log (Salem
State College) 20 February 1973.
the events that led the Afro-American Society to issue the Valentine's
Day Black Manifesto at Salem State College, and the emergency campus
meeting that followed.
Taylor, Judi. “Afro-Am
Philosophy and Budget” The Log (Salem State College)
24 October 1972.
the Afro-American Society, founded in 1969. She includes a statement
of the mission from the organization's constitution, leadership, and
budget. She invites teh organization to contribute to The Log
more information about their philosophy and events in the future
Taylor, Judi. “HEW
Completes Investigation, Will Soon Forward Results to the College”
The Log (Salem
State College) 8 May 1973.
A team from the Office for Civil Rights conducted a 4-day review
of Salem State College to investigate Affirmative-Action issues at
the faculty and administrative levels.
Taylor, Judi. “The
Ink is Black, The Paper’s White. Together We Learn to Read and
Write” The Log (Salem State College) 20 February 1973.
Day Black Manifesto of Salem State College was prepared by the Afro-American
Society and reviewed by the institution's administration, faculty,
and staff, who met for 10 hours with the organization and created
official statements to the points in the Manifesto. The Afro-American
Society was to issue their response to those statements on this date.
Afro-American Society. The Valentine's Day Black Manifesto of Salem
State College. February 14, 1973. Salem State College Archives, Salem,
"We are angy!"
begins the protest document created by students in the wake of a mock
"slave auction" held at one of the dorms at Salem State
College. The resulting manuscript includes a series of demands by
the protesters, and the response by the Student Government Association,
Faculty, and college administration.
White, Steve and
Dan Knox. “Score: Afro-Am $12,000 / Everyone Else: 0 ”The
Log (Salem State College) 24 October 1972.
White and Knox
write that, "We feel that it is time that the blacks on campus
start getting treated equally and not superior than everyone else."
In support of their complaint, they cite statistics about the relative
numbers of black students on campus and budget allocations for the
Afro Am Society and other organizations. Another article on the same
opinion page, "Log Letters," by Judi Taylor overviews the
Afro-American Society mission, organization, and their budget allocations.
listed below are available on microfilm at the Salem Public Library.
Vote March on Gov. Wallace as Blame for Bombing of 4 Children”
Salem Evening News 18 September 1963.
“Angry Negroes to March on Ala. Capital in Protest” Boston
Globe 17 September 1963.
“Birmingham Girds for More Demonstrations by Negroes” Salem
Evening News , 15 April 1963.
described in the article as "a segregationalist, but considered
a moderate on the issue," took office on April 15 during a period
of racial unrest, demonstrations, and violence. Boutwell was one of
three men on a city commission who were replaced. The former commissioners
were fighting their replacement before the end of their terms, and
threatened to take the matter to court.
“Bomb Rips Negro Church: 4 Girls Die in Birmingham” Boston
Globe 16 September 1963.
“Desegregated Alabama Schools 85 Percent Full Boston Sunday
Globe 15 September 1963.
white students refused to attend newly-integrated public schools,
the majority of schools retained general attendance.
“Explosive Birmingham Patrolled Amid Terror; Racial Riots Unchecked”
Salem Evening News 16 September 1963.
In the wake of
a bombing that left four African American girls dead, national and
local government leaders and social and religious figures mobilized
to address the racial violence and unrest in Birmingham.
“Negro Children Reject Selves, Educator Says” Boston
Globe 18 September 1963.
“’O, My God! They’ve Killed Our Children’”
Boston Globe 16 September 1963.
“Segregation Must be Admitted, Boston Leaders Assert” Boston
Globe 17 September 1963.
“’Such Malice Inconceivable,’ Says Shocked Mayor’”
Boston Globe 16 September 1963.
“Wallace Posts $5000 Reward” Boston Globe 16 September