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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1994 - Academics. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 24, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/20605/show/20399.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1994 - Academics. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/20605/show/20399

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Transcript Black Student Leaders Setting Standards African American Studies celebrates 25 years of struggle within the UH bureaucracy to establish a criterion by which black students can judge themeselves. One of the few positive aspects students use to describe the UH community is diversity. Cultural diversity to be specific. To cater to the academic desires of African American students, the African American Studies formed 25 years ago. Back in 1965, when UH was integrated, a small number of African American students h^bhmh^m wanted the university to implement a curriculum that reflected their community, said Linda Reed, director of UH's African American Studies. "The black student leaders got the attention of the central administration and the students got one course to become part of the curriculum through the history department," Reed said. The course was taught by Robert Haynes. In 1968 black student leaders created a list of demands that were presented and read to the UH administration. The group wanted the African American Studies program to be created, more black faculty and staff be hired and that more black students be recruited. In addition, the group asked that more scholarships and financial aid for black students be offered and demanded fairness in grading. The founders demanded equal pay for African American faculty and staff. They also wanted a university-funded Black Student Union and funding for tutorial programs for local neighborhood children. "While the demand for an African Minority students have a right to this education, and they should demand that right he executed, -Gene Locke American Studies program has been met, the down-side is that the other demands are as much needed today as 25 years ago," UH Board of Regent Zinetta Burney said. Gene Locke, an attorney with a Houston law firm and one of the founder of UH's African-American Studies program, said there is still much to be done and that the future of the program depends on African American students. "You can take the list (of demands) and go over it, and it is almost like we were writing it for 1993. The changes have to be made in the mind set of the minority students here. They have a right to this education and they should demand that right be executed by the administration," Locke said. Presently, the AAS Program boasts more than 32 African American Studies courses in academic areas including history, psychology, theatre, anthropology, political science and English and 15 professors are affiliated with AAS. The 1992 grant award from the National Endowment for the Humanities is one of AAS' highest achievements. Funds from the NEH grant will provide two endowed professorships in the study of African history and African American literature. AAS has also included two new programs dubbed The Institute for African American Policy Research and the Center for Study of the African American Culture and History. -Jessica Ellis Henry Bell, president of the Black Student Union,Shawna Herbert, President of Blacks in Education and Peggy Engrem, member of the UH Black Alumni Association volunteer their time for the Wilson Whitley Memorial Celebrity Golf Tournament. Photo courtesy of AAS At the Wilson Whitley Memorial Celebrity Golf Tournament, Dr. Alexander Brown (left), senior academic advisor, discusses the proper way to play the game. Photo courtesy of AAS. Dr. Linda Reed, director of AAS poses with Dr. Ivan Van Sertima, literary critic, linguist and anthropologist. Photo courtesy of AAS 84 65) Academics African American Studies 6D 85