Photo: SABU Brochure

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Photo: SABU Brochure


SABU Brochure for Prospective Students


The members of SABU created a brochure used by University admissions as recruitment material. The pamphlet exhibits fictive kinships within the text, highlighting the community within the members of SABU and a general closeness. Before the academic school year in which this picture was taken, few black men had entered the campus and never in as large a quantity as 1970, the year in which 15 black students matriculated at W&L. A sense of community was formed as the men realized that their opportunities for social success and friendship felt limited, especially in an area that had yet to come to terms with its history and in many ways still celebrated a dark legacy. To form SABU meant a great thing as these men ensured safety at least among themselves. However, to promote and ask of other black students to apply to W&L meant a great deal more. Stepping past even their own difficulties, they laid out a path through which other men could follow and more importantly felt welcome and loved—a brotherly love.


Student Association for Black Unity




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Student Association for Black Unity, “Photo: SABU Brochure,” Black General, accessed July 14, 2024,