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She said that her experiences with Beta
Sigma Psi, a Lutheran affiliated fraternity,
have proven students have good manners,
are dedicated to their church, studious and
addicted to having fun.
According to Letcher, the fraternity
provides a "corporation of togetherness
and a brotherhood feeling." She described
the boys as a group of people trying to
help each other and who use their
fraternity as a tool to accomplish their
jcommon goal: education. v
Letcher's invblvement in the National
Association for the Advancement ' of
Colored People began about. IS years ago,
and led to her presidency of the Lincoln
chapter. She said the 800,000 present
integrated members strive for the elimina
tion of discrimination, no matter what .
race. ' ,"" ".
IN HER LIFETIME, Letcher said she
has witnessed many accomplishments of'
black persons such as the right to vote,
equal housing laws, and the right to equal '
education. She added the NAACP has been x
instrumental in these accomplishments. ..
Letcher also said she believes there is a
way to get things done in the area of black
rights without turning others deaf to your .
pleas. r ; "
She said that Sen. Ernest Chambers has
his own way of expressing himself, and he
tries to "create attention as to what he is
"The less said the better," Letcher said,
declining to comment on the content of
Chamber's speech at UNL. She said all she
knew about it was "what I read in your'
paper (Daily Nebraskan).
In addition to her involvement in
NAACP, Letcher is on the board of direc
tors of the Lincoln Action Program and
chairman of the Equal Opportunity
Committee under LAP.' Letcher also is on
the board of directors for the Malone
Community Center and on the Human
LETCHER DOWN PLAYS her civic
involvement saying that when people get to
be her age .their list of accomplishments
will be long.
Apparently, though, someone gives her
credit for her activities as she was invited
to the White House.
Letcher met with President Carter and
Stuart Eisenstat.head of national wage and
price control on Oct. 30, in a program to
recognize national community leaders. She
was the only Lincolnite in the 300 member
Letcher said she and the president dis
cussed energy problems and their effects
on people with fixed incomes.
Letcher also said that she has
experienced little discrimination because of
her race.' " ' ;
I t .1....... 1 I If A J
i iidvc always iiau scii-icbjjcti, aim
never felt inferior," Letcher said, and says
this attitude has caused her to have "more
friends than enemies." .
. LETCHER SAID, however, that one
area which causes discrimination is the mis
representation of blacks in American
history. She said the negative aspects of
black history have been over-emphasized,
but the positive aspects have been under
played. Letcher said that a revision of
black history is necessary to "take away
some of the hostility" that is the root of
Letcher has raised three children, cares
for her disabled husband and helps raise
eight grandchildren. t
Letcher combines the three areas of her
life with grace and ease.
"I know what I'm about and what I've
got to do," she said, and her varied
interests enforce her philosophy of helping
any . man with the need to be helped.
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