November 15, 1970
November 20, 1970
December 02, 1970
April 20, 1971
Letter from Mrs. Marie Faulkner Brown - wife of Miami Civil Rights activist, Dr. John O. Brown - narrating reactions to the playing "Dixie" at a University of Miami game with the University of Alabama.
Dixie and UM Games
Correspondence between University of Miami President Henri King Stanford and Mrs. John O. Brown regarding playing of the song "Dixie" during university public events.
Confederate Symbols at the University of Miami
President Henry King Stanford's statement to the University of Miami Student Body regarding the use of Confederate symbols. The letter was published in the Hurricane in 1968.
Busing Upheld as Means to Integrate Public Schools by the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court, in Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, upholds busing as a legitimate means for achieving integration of public schools. Although largely unwelcome (and sometimes violently opposed) in local school districts, court-ordered busing plans in cities such as Charlotte, Boston, and Denver continue until the late 1990s.
UM Publishes, Malaika, a Handbook for Black Students
"The black students are to be commended for their initiative and leadership in preparing this Handbook." - Henry King Stanford, President.
"You are black and beautiful. This Handbook is for you-the person, the student." - UBS Forward.
"The Ibis in 1972 reported that the UBS goal of involvement was being realized and listed a series of firsts for the 1971-1972 year. Vaughncille Molden was the first woman chairperson of UBS, which sponsored the first orientation week for Black students. Black students for the first time received academic achievement awards. "Malaika," a handbook designed for and by Black students became available. The UBS gained an ex officio seat in the USG Senate. Miss Molden hosted "Black Views" on WVUM and wrote columns for the Hurricane. Demonstration was no longer the only way for Blacks to get their views heard."Charlton Tebeau in University of Miami: A Golden Anniversary History
The 70s were also a time when the statuses of other ethnic groups as well as gender issues were included in discussions on discrimination. Pursuant to affirmative action legislation enacted by United States Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, organizations began to track the enrollment, hiring and promotion practices as they applied to Blacks, Hispanics and women. At the University of Miami, a group of women comprised of faculty, administration, staff and students formed the Women's Commission and were formally part of Presidents Stanford's Minority Affairs Council.
Desegregation was also being implemented in the South Florida school system. At the request of Judge C. Clyde Atkins, the following community leaders were to serve on the Bi-TriRacial Committee for school integration: Mrs. Thelma Gibson, wife of Miami Civil Rights activist Theodore Gibson, Mrs. Audrey Finkelstein, President of the American Jewish Committee, Miami Chapter, Cuban-American & US Ambassador Paul Cejas, Congresswoman Carrie Meek and Bob Simms, Director of the Miami Dade Community Relations Board to name a few.