Black Rap, Volume 3 no. 2 (November 1970)
Black Panther Party
Bennett, Kenneth C.
Bartlett, Donald E.
Garnet, Henry Highland, 1815-1882
This second issue of the third volume of the Lake Forest College student publication, Black Rap, is published by Black Students for Black Action, a College student group. Much of the issue's coverage is of international issues involving African colonialism and suppression of persons of color, including Palestinians.
In addition, a campus controversy over discrimination and respect in the classroom surfaced and was reported, relating to English Professor Kenneth C. Bennett. But the image related to the story shows Professor Donald C. Bartlett. What was perceived as intimidation of women students in this instance was generalized to look at the lack of student representation in campus decision-making, and led by Spring semester, 1972, to a new system of campus governance, incorporating student participation into the processes of decision-making on campus. This system, with some modifications over time, remains in place.
The issue also includes an historical essay by a staff member on early 19th c. African-American activist Henry Highland Garnet, a Presbyterian pastor who in 1843 debated the more moderate Frederick Douglas. Garnet urged slaves to revolt.
This issue shows the campus black student organization engaged in both political activist rhetoric and also in political and historical education of students and subscribers, in a period when education about the African-American experience and about African politics were under-representred in curricula.
Black Rap Editorial Board
Black Students for Black Action