Timeline - Spring 1960

 

     

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Looking For the Main Highway

Another drunken White man staggered into McIntosh Hall and was found near the showers.  When the police apprehended him, he declared he was "looking for the main highway."  Again, campus security released him and nothing was done. 

 

 

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Student Government Revolutionaries Elected

The Student Government leadership, that left their historical hand print on Albany State's Civil Rights beginnings, was elected that May.  Some of these students were as follows: Leviticus Roberts – President, Ernest Hester – Vice President, and Lewis Carter – Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Summer 1960

    

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"Thee" Sensai of Leadership Arrives at Albany State College

In the summer, a new Dean of Students, Irene Asbury-Wright, conducted the first leadership workshop that empowered the newly elected Student Government.  With this new since of power, they asked and received a budget, achieved redress for student grievances and were given a seat on the disciplinary board. 

Fall 1960

 

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Albany State College Students Become Empowered

Lewis Carter, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of SGA, was elected President of the Day Student Council, a new organization.  It was empowered to aid in promoting campus unity, allowing on and off campus students to be well informed about campus issues and activities. 

 

 

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Students Make Their Stand

Frank Shaw, as student representative on the College Disciplinary Board, began a campaign to deal with all the issues plaguing students on campus.  They set about to rectify inadequate meals, lack of support by the administration for SGA, disciplinary cases, and problems with ASC security.  And finally, SGA, aided by Dean Wright, managed  to get locks put on McIntosh Hall.

 

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HBCU Presidents Meet to Discuss Southern Student Sit-In Movement

Julian Bond, Morehouse College Student Sit-In Leader and member of SNCC, contacted ASC's SGA President, Leviticus Roberts.  He asked for Roberts help with ideas to support the all Black SGA President's meeting and to aid them with more demonstrations and the Southern Student Sit-In Movement.  In November 1960, ASC's Leviticus Roberts, Ernest Hester, and Lewis Carter met with Julian Bond, Jesse Jackson, John Lewis, and other HBCU SGA Presidents at Paschal's Restaurant in Atlanta.