Black Culture Week
In the wake
of the acceptance of the 13
demands, Northeastern’s Black
Students' Union organized the university’s first Black Culture
During the week of May 13-17,
1968, Northeastern’s campus was rich in African American pride,
culture, and art. Crafts, paintings, and carvings were contributed by
Nubian Notions, the Boston Negro Artist Association, and other local
businesses. African music, played by Northeastern’s student run
radio station WNEU, was heard in the university’s student lounge
and in various commons. An art exhibit of student paintings was held
in the Ell lounge area and in the campus bookstore’s window.
Students' Union organized the event as an expression of identity.
They felt that it was necessary not only to reconnect African American
students with their culture but also to share their customs with the
rest of the university.