Black History at Stony Brook: An Online Archive
The following selection of documents and images represents the inauguration of an ongoing project aimed at documenting the history of African-Americans at Stony Brook University. Over time the Black History Month Committee hopes to create a broad and easily accessible online resource for research and education.
Black student demands to University Administration regarding developing a Black Institute, Admission Policies, Special Opportunities & Orientation Programs, and abolishing University requirements, Feb. 7, 1969.
Pamphlet in support of arrested Black Panther leaders Bobby Seale and the New York 21, Spring, 1970.
Position paper on student issues managed by the AIM Students Consulting Committee and the Committee for a Better Standard of Living, 1975
Black Graduate Student Organization, A Guide to Survival at Stony Brook, 1975. Information on Black organizations, clubs, Black businesses in communities, where to buy Black products and foods in Long Island area, etc.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH PROGRAMS
PAGES FROM THE DESTINY JOURNAL
FACULTY AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT
COMMUNITY OF SCHOLARS
"Opportunities for Minority Students: After the B.A., What?," 1978. Flyer announcing AIM-sponsored conference for minority students considering graduate studies, Nov. 15, 1978.
DEVELOPMENT OF AFRICANA STUDIES
Demands submitted to Stony Brook administration by Black Students United, Feb. 7, 1969. Adresses need for academic major in Black Studies.
Memorandum from Sidney Gelber, Academic Vice President, to Deans, Provost, Department and Program Chairmen, re: EEO Procedures, March 12, 1974. Addresses "insignificant progress" in recruitment of minority and women faculty.
"Poetry Forum: Africana Studies presents Alexis De Veaux and Sekou Sundiata," 1979. Poster announcing forum introduced by June Jordan and Leslie H. Owens, April 26, 1979.
"Human Rights and Civil Rights: A History of Affirmative Action," 1984. Poster announcing lecture by Eleanor Holmes Norton, Feb. 7, 1984.
"Demythologizing Black and Jews," 1993. Flyer announcing conference co-sponsored by Judaic Studiesand Africana Studies, April 25-26, 1993.
"Africana Studies in the 21st Century," 2004. Flyer announcing Africana Studies Open House for Professor Emeritus Amiri Baraka, Oct. 13, 2004. Prof. Baraka, a renowned playwright, poet, activist, and critic, taught at Stony Brook for 17 years.