Article: "Washington & Lee U. Blacks Snub Offensive Gala"

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Title

Article: "Washington & Lee U. Blacks Snub Offensive Gala"

Subject

Fancy Dress, MSA

Description

Fancy Dress (FD) is an annual event that traditionally gathers the student body together for a night of music, dancing and social interaction. The event is meant to attract all corners of the student body, yet in its history has celebrated themes that ostracized students of color. In 1988, FD announced that the theme would be "The Great Reconciliation Ball," a title that disturbed and disappointed black students, especially after the previous year's theme, "Africa: The Dark Continent." This event brought attention to the national Jet magazine, prompting this published article under the "Education" section of Jet.

Creator

Jet Magazine

Source

Jet Magazine Archives via Google Books

Publisher

Jet Magazine

Date

1988-03-21

Format

PDF

Language

en_US

Coverage

USA

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Original Format

Newspaper

Files

jet_19880321.pdf

Citation

Jet Magazine, “Article: "Washington & Lee U. Blacks Snub Offensive Gala",” Black General, accessed February 7, 2023, https://blackgeneral.omeka.wlu.edu/items/show/41.