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4 Diversity in History
j ^ Editor’s note: Each day during Black History Month, the Daily Nebraskan
' J* will tell the story of a minority who made an important contribution in
Because, in 1892, she helped organize the Colored
Women’s League of Washington, D.C., which
i advocated equal rights for women and black
Because she later stregthened the league to create
the National Association of Colored Women with the
motto “Lifting As They Climb,’ and its goal of assisting
# poor and illiterate blacks;
S Because she was the first black woman appointed
to the Washington, D.C., Board of Education inJ895
and served on the board for 16 years;
Because she gained an international reputation for
her political voice in speaking against discrimination
and racism and addressing the International Council
of Women in Germany in 1905;
Because she was the only American delegate who
could speak a language other than English and
addressed the crowd in English, French, and German;
Because she used her light complexion to be served
in the “whites only” section of restaurants then
demanded to know why other blacks weren’t afforded
the same service;
Because she founded a law established during the
Reconstruction that ordered restaurants to serve “any
respectable, well-behaved person’ or lose their
license, and later filed a lawsuit;
Because the Supreme Court decided the lawsuit in
her favor in 1953;
Mary Church Terrell is recognized as an early
champion of women’s rights and an active
demonstrator for racial equality before her death
in 1954-just a few months prior to the U.S.
Supreme Court declaring the practice of
bormer student claims bias
EGAN from page 1
receive free tuition from Veterans
Affairs, but would not have paid
for his room and board expenses.
After learning he did not get
the SA job, Egan repeatedly
sought an explanation, but did
not receive a response, he said.
Egan questioned the NU
Board of Regents for an explana
tion before he decided to file
Egan also said he was bettei
qualified than the other appli
cants for the job because of his
education and training.
He earned his doctorate ol
philosophy at UNL in 1977 and
went on to teach in South Dakota.
Kansas, Ohio, Georgia, Australia
The university has until Feb
22 to file a response in the case.
Leaders combine two conferences into one
LEADERS from page 1
Diversity Styles in Minority Students,
Creative Recruiting, Diversity Issues
that Student Leaders Face, Protocol
and Adviser Relationships and
Treatment for Organizational
Rueben Perez, from Kansas, was
the motivational speaker. Aside from
speaking, he is also an AIDS and HTV
The groups decided to merge dur
ing the fall semester.
Reshell Ray, in the office of
Student Involvement, and Baack,
along with Phrommany, discovered
the MLC and the ULC were being
planned for the same day.
Baack said the trio decided it
would be a good idea to merge, so they
approached the planning committees.
Because the conferences were
planned for the same day and the two
committees wanted some of the same
speakers for their respective confer
ences, it seemed as if the merger was
meant to be, Phrommany said.
“Everything just seemed to fit into
If you’re a Width whiz, you’ll
know it’s zgredt dedl.
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