A tentative schedule for the events occurring during the Black Emphasis Week, April 10-15, 1972, has been released by Natalie Dyer, chairman of the Black Emphasis Week committee.
Monday, April 10, a seminar will be held during the day in the Student Union Ballroom. Several presidents from the Black Cultural Centers all over the state along with leaders from this campus will participate in the lectures and discussions. That night a Black fashion show will be given at 8 p.m. in the Ballroom.
Tuesday, April 11, art — paintings, sculpture, crafts — will be featured in the T.V. lounge. Muhammad Ali, former heavy weight boxing champion of the world and Muslim convert, will speak at Barnhill Field House at 8 p.m. He will be honored at a reception in Reid Hall following his speech.
Wednesday, April 12, recordings of records of Black music will be available for listening use in the T.V. lounge. At 8 p.m. the BAD Choir will be in concert in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
Professor Adolf Reed, noted lecturer, scholar and Professor of Black History at the U of A campus, will be guest speaker at the Banquet, which is 7 p.m. Thursday.\
Friday, April 14, will be film day. Three films, “Angela: Like It Is,” “A Rap Session with Huey Newton,” and “A Tribute to Malcolm X,” will be shown in conjunction with Arkansas Union Films in S E Auditorium.
Tentatively scheduled for the dance Saturday, April 15, is Robert Travis and the 25th Century Dimensions, a group from Little Rock. Arrangements are being made to try and get the dance booked at one of the local clubs.
Basketball intramural sports for men’s and women’s divisions will be held each day of Black Emphasis Week, with the finals being played Friday. All living units — Residence halls, Fraternities, Sororities, and off-campus groups — are eligible to participate in these events. There will be a $15 entrance fee, but there will be no admission cost to the game.
Two trophies will be given to each of the division winners. The intramurals are designed to bring about participation by all groups of the University in the week’s activities.
Note that the day time slots for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of Black Emphasis Week are left open. This is done in order to provide time for any activities that students or others — Black or white — would like to arrange, display, or present.
One ticket for the whole week’s events can be purchased for $3.25. This does not include the price of the Muhammad Ali symposium. If each ticket was purchased separately, the total price would be $4.75. Tickets will be on sale in the Student Union beginning March 27, 1972.
For further information concerning Black Emphasis Week contact Natalie Dyer, chairman or any of these committee members:
The BAD Times: A Black Forum, vol. 1, 1971, 1.