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1 - Mr. C. W. Thompson
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1 - Mr. J, J. Dunn

9/26/68

Airtel / ()

To: C, New York

F Director, FBI
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o STUDENT AFRO-AMERICAN SOCIETY
RACIAL MATTERS

ReNYairt;{fj/lri.J enclose~.\l~~terhead
memorandum (LHM)
both dated 9/10/68 captioned "Hilit3nt Action by Student Afro-
American Society (SAS) at Columbia University, Sepcember ._.!968,
Racial Matters," cu
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Bufiles indicate that captioned or.ganization was
mentioned in urtel 4/25/68 captioned "Stude'A\hs for a Dem~crati:d
Society, IS - SDS, RM," your file 100-148047?
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ReLHM indicated that a reliable source of you-i;:-jof fice
advised that he had received information from a source ~ho was
,..--~-..!fnot characterized as to his reliability that at a recent meeting
f captioned organization there was a discussion regardiug the
ossibility of firebombing some of the buildings on the campus of
~ olumbia University. According to your LHM, no specific bui;pings
~ ere discussed and no dates were/ mentioned. /
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C11 If not already du·· , ~n investigation of captioned
·----"rganization should be ini. ·~ ~e1 to fully determine its aims and
purposes and individuals c ;. : t;9ted therewith. If warranted,
;;~:;·,,·_ separate investigations sho 1 d/ be o!'ened regarding leaders and
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Airtel to SAC, New York
RE: STUDENT AFRO-AMERICAN SOCIETY

In connection with your investigation, your source
. should be recontacted to determine if any additional data has
been developed regarding the alleged firebombing of buildings
on the campus of Columbia University. Insure any data developed
regarding possible violence on the part of captioned organiza-
tion is promptly brought to the attention of local authorities
if such action has not been handled by the police.

NOTE:

In April, 1968, captioned group was involved in
barricading a building at Columbia University, New York City.
New York source involved is a detective on the New York City
Police Department who in turn received it from one of his
sources. The militant activities of captioned group at Columbia
and latest allegation regarding firebombing indicates active
investigation should be initiated.

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TO : DIRECTOR, FBI (157 - 6- 34)

FROM : SAC, NEW YORK (157 - 892)

St.a3JECT: ~ILITANT ACTION BY STUDENT ~ ~
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AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
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~ Enclosed to the Bureau are 8 copi~~ of an .LHM on
' · above ~er and config ~n tial source referred to is [ -.
' •->tn turn received this informutlon
from a confidential source of the NYCPD. For this reason ,
.. j I __=]identity is concealed and the LHM is
~ classified "confidentia l 11 •
~ Dissemination of attached LHM is being made to
108th MI Group, OSI, NISO, Secret Service and USA , SDNY.

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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

Jn Reply, l'lease Refer W New York, New York
f'ile No. NYfile 15'(-892 September 10, 1968

CONFJPENTIAL
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Militant Action By Student
Afro-American Society (SAS)
At Columbia University
September, 1968
Racial Matters

A confidential source, who has furnished reliable
information in the past, furnished the followine; information
on September 6, 1968, which he in turn received from a source
not characterized as to reliability.

Approximately two weeks ago, a meetine; of the student
Afro-American Society (SAS) was held in the vicinity of
Columbia University, New York City. The group consisted of
about fifty Negro students attending Columbia University. These
students were apparently some of the Ne&;rd"s who occupied the """-
Hamil ton Hall, Columbia University, during April, 1968, while
student demonstrations were taking place at Columbia. The
e;roup is a supporter for "black power" and appeared to this
source to be very militant in nature.

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from automatic
acting and
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This document contains neither recommendations nor conclusions
of the Federal Bureau o.f' Investigation (FBI). It is the property
of the FBI and is loaned to your agency; it and its contants are
not to be distributed outside your agency.

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Militant Action By Student CONFI~NTIAL
Afro-American Society (S/1S)

At the above meeting, the SAS discussed the
possibility of fire-bombinc some of the buildings on the
Columbia University Campus. No specific buildings were
discussed and no dates were mentioned. It appeared to be
understood by those in attendance at the meeting that
any militant action such as fire-bombing would take place
sometime during the latter part of September, 1968,
during school registration i'or the beginning of classes.

CONF~TIAL

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SAC , NJ>:W YORK (157-2519)

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:i. /'I !) Re Bureau air tel to NY 9/26/68, and NY air tel and
Lill! 9/10/68, captioned Militant Action by SAS at Columbia
1
./ University, September, 1968.

f Enclosed herewith for the Bureau are 11 copies
I of an LHM relating to the captioned organization. . . ... .. I

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to the Newark Office of the FBI in an envelope bearing the
return address of the Hotel Robert Treat, Newark, New Jersey,
and bearing the notation "Found in Robert Treat Hotel".
The report was enclosed in a reproduced undate letter
addressed to GLJ.J.!i.~!..l)'2.T.,'!;_, Grand. Ba~i_le_!!o:.>.t_2.m'.2.~.~-Ps__i,,,
Phi Fra terll.t:tir_ signed by DABHYL T.-Pr'l"TM:ttN', 2nd Vice District
IreprEtse'fitative, 2nd Distl"~ct, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and
urged support by the Cha:~1ters of the Fraternity for the ,
position taken by SAS g.~iing the April, 1968, disturbances ~-v/
at Columbia Universit~ NY, NY.. ~'IA · ijv/t.Y
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buildings by student demonstrators and charged with criminal
trespass. .
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NYO continuing its investigation in order to
determine whether SAS has indeed embarked on a course of
achieving its goal through rapport and politics rather than
through the use of direct action. If such new direction
proves accurate, recommendations to close this case will
be submitted with the next communication.

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Student Afro-America.n Soci.ety
Racial Matter
Reference j_s ma~.c to Ne~1 Yor~< met11or9nduffi capt2_on(•d
Militant Action by Student Afro-American Society (SAS)
Septe;nber 1, 1968, Racial /.latter, September 10, 1968.
On Septer:1ber 23, 1968, an anonymous so·1rce fon1arcted
0 re~o:'.'CJd 1.lCCd ]ettC'i~ captj_oned Rc}J'ort or1 tb.e Recent, Dc:;non~:tr·utj nn.:_:
at CoJ_umbia Unj_versity. Thj_s J_etter, alt11ough unsJ_gned, bore
the nome of Darryl J~. Pittman, 2nd Vj_cc Dist1·lct Reprc2entotiv0,
~nd Distr·5ct, Omega Psi Phj_ F1·ater~ity.

Pertinent portj_ons of the above described repo1·t a~
it rel0.tec to Sl\S are ac--; follo',\if: '/

Univer.sj_t~r ~1tu.otJ.on
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'rhc rcJevnnce of the Cnlu_tnbj_o
to Orr.cgc.! Pc--1. Pf1i becorncE; crysta.l. clea._r only V.!hen one reulize2
that there was not one dcmon~tratjon, bt1t t~~o. The first
dcmon~trotion wa2 that of the Students for ~ Dcn:oc1·at5c Society
(S.D.S.) a radical white left wing orsanizati.on. The ~eCO!ld
de1nor1stration was tha.t of tl1e StudcntR Afro-American Society,
an ore;anlzot.iot1 co1nposed of clcon cu.t blo.cl~ B'.)lurnb~La ;:;t-0dcnt2.
Tf1j_s d1Etj_r1ction bccc.:,>u1es rnorc lrnpo_rt2.r1t·\•1}-1en one rcol-1.zcE: t.f10t
every brot!1er of Orne·.sa Psj_ Pl1i, Ornic1·on Cf1a~'Jter, is a merribc:r
of SAS.
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It is important· that we realize that the distortion
of the issues by most of the news media was not a slmplc
mistake. The Columbia University Board of Trustees is

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agency; it and its contents are dov;_ c;1 n.d:ing CJ.nd
not to be distributed outside dcc .. as~j_fjcation.
your agency.

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Student Afro-Amcrlcan Sc>cicty

a powerful and j_nfluential group. It wa.s j_n the best interest
of the adn1j_nis~raLion to arouEe sentiment a.gaj_nst the den1on-
stratc>r~ whict1 ~as ea.slly accomplj_sl1ect by erot1pir1~ all under
the na_rnc of' 11 1cft v.ring r·adica1s 11 or S.D.0, 'The !'act tf1at froI11
the very begi11ning the administratj_on sa1~ fit to nc3otjatc with
the Black dcH1onstrato:cs proves that the acl1n-L11.i.2t-rn.tion recor;-
nized and r~spected thj_s sepa.ratjon.
nrrr1e de1non_2tr;;1ti.on of' SAS ,,.ros orp;an:i7,ed ancl (?ff'ic.icnt.
t11e occupation of' ficin1j :i ton }ialJ its rnernbers v1c~rc
~l1 l1ro 1J_[~!-1olit
order1y and c.~;nducted then1sclve2, 1:1it11 diGn:i.ty ar1d rc::cpcc~~. rJ'here
wns no destruction of any pers~;nn1 property~ all_ offj_ce!~ Dt1d.
fa.cil.itj_es j_n linmilton HclJ_ were maintained as we found them.
San::i.tatior1 ond ff'.aintcr1unce teo_ms v1cre set urJ a.nc1 tl1e bu:i J d:i.nc:;
~as elven a tl1orough cleanj_ng 3 times a dAy~ Ar1other fact thnt
rhoul_d be b1·ought out is that the leaders of SAS were caln1, re-
sponsible Black ~LuJer1ts. The m2111ber2 or SAS recognized tt1e
Ii/ gravity of. the situation and the nlomentoL1s proportions of their
actions. F6r this rea~on they conducted themseJveR in a mAnner
sucl1 tf:aL notr-1in[r, would detract fron-1 tI1e r),sl1tncEs of thc::ir ca~tse.
On t!1e other b.a.r1::::l most of SDS \·Jas unTL11y_, uncleari. and dP.st_!~::c­
tive. They cor1stantly yelled extremi.st doctrines and, j_n general,
conducted themselves j_n such a fashi.on that none o~· the black
students cared to be identified \'lith them. To Dl'ousc sentiment
a.gainst the demonstratj.or1, however, the news media presented
the pictttre of SDS AS r~pre.scntativc Of the ~hoJ.c de~onstr·vtion
despite all. efforts of the Black students.
nor tf1e rnany issu.c~ invol\rcd, the roost irr1portcJnt '•:c:is
the gYJn i_SS'.Je. On the surfoce one ni:~gl1t tend to rninirnize tl1e
importance of tl1c g~1 rr'.n2.~~i.u.in d.Ls1)ute, an.d for thlfO rea'.~on m~1n~l
people asked if the B~n was worth the sacrifice made by Columbia
st:Jdents. Upon close scrcitiny one realizes that the gymnasium
issue is ot1c 1...1 ith o\rerv.if1clrning rrunifications. '}_'1-ie gyrr, is
signif'icantbecause it represents the vangua.rd of Columbia's
encroac:hmcnt in the Harlem community.
"r1ihc a_ffiliat:ion of Co1urnbla· v1it!i t11e Inst.Ll.'Jtc fo:c
Defense Analysis wa2 another issue in the recent demonstration.

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This isst1c wa~ relevant to Blnck ~tudents because one 01· the
functions of t11 i.s bo,:::1.y i ~; to (le ve 1 op l1.:ea.pons to be used a c;ciins t
rioters, den1011straloJ~[-;_, and other lJeop}e seekins to 12xercj_:;e
thei.r right~.

"In May or 196°( the Black S·tudents confronted the
univers:i.ty on Coluntl)ia 1 s carripue. ArnonG them \'Jere t11c ncecl for
bla.ck in~tructors in the t1ndergraduotc ciivision of the unj_versity,
a need for A~ro~American history, a need for black· a1vj_sor2
and cou_nselors, and f_i_na11;/ a need l'or :Lr1c1·csscd scl1nla.rr:11.i.p
as2isto11ce. At that time the tlnivcr·sity promised to act to
solve tl1eGc probJe8s. To date nothing hos been done to rc:medy
trie r::it J.ntion.
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Th)s inactivi.ty on tf1e 1)srL oi' t11e univc1·2J.ty
a~nini~tratioi1 was an j.mportant issue and ~otivation of the
recent dcmonstratj_on, a.s v1as the dropping of cha1·ges a~ainst
pcopl.c wl10 v1ere involved in peacefLil protest against tl1E·
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~yrr.nosii...1rn. constru.ctior1.

The October 3, 1968 edition of' the Co1urnb1a ,s,wctator,
the off'icW.l daily nc·. .1spc1per published by the stlldcnts ·:Jf 8olu?T:bia
Un.i.•1~rsityf N.'2v1.--.York, Nc'•l York,. co11tainec1 !an artic]e. on Ps3e l
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capt1oned~a-ccks
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flttcmi;it to G~'~ ~a,:rnort . Tne ar!.1~le noted
tf1at Cice~on, Cha_1rman or, SAu, ha.d been uncler0DKJ.ng a
ne .'1 po1icy J.n re'Presentinz Black students encl .S_l\S t::i the
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· administ1·atj_on whj.ch he dcscrJ.bed ~s rapport.
\ ::, u 6 .J /'_- · c T -'2B.~.~:L.W.3.1.Lt Io ",!
This policy the ar.ticlc aLLeGecl, v!nuld -,mr'~
for certain spec ifi.c goals 2uch as expandcz1 p,_~'ro-l\rnerica.n
history of'ferjTnc;s, more B1_c:icl-:. faculty r11en1bers and lm~1rovc:d
_ttes bct',-.:ccn the Univer:3.i t:/ a.ncl t-11e Black_ stude11t~.

Tf1e rneans for· acf1icvin[.; such end2 ho.s been close
and c1u.:i.ct coopercJt:Lon bet~. ..ieen certain v1hite a.d.1ninis·tr2tors,
facu_Jty I:tcrnbcrs a11d students.

The article continued stating thot the Blacl~
students of S!1S rrncl evidently decided to use "poli.tics" or
v;l1at 1:lilson calls 11 napportn instectd of direct actj_on to 2ch:i 0Ve
their e;oals.

A confidential source, wl10. has provided reliable
information in the past, furnished the follovJing informati.on
on October 10, 1968, whict1 he in turn received from a source
,,.,, ____,_not characterized as tc) rell.abU.i.ty.

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-Memorandum
DIRECTOR, FBI DATE:
1/20/69 ~ ,}\
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SAC, NEW YORK (157-2519) n '(? I YJ.?f
~UDENTS AFRO-AMERICAN SOCIETY
C/ /0
RACIAL MATTERS
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ReNYlet 10/28/68, including LHM also dated 10/28/68.
Enclosed herewith for the Bureau are 11 copies .//_~ of.-. ':
an LHM relating to the current status of the captioned I faY~r?k
organization. The sources utilized within are identified\~ ~·· /
~as follows~ T-l ' lo.,.,,,,-; . , /}
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NY T-2
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The enclosed-LHM is classified "Confidenti!.ll" since
it contains information from NY T-1, NY T-2 and NY T~3, the
unauthorized dlsclosure of whose identity might have an
adverse effect upon the national security interests of the
United States.

The information contained herein from
was furnished to SA JOHN ROBI.NSON on zhe1ate nuc."u_,, _· __,//
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[ as set out within, was furnished to s1
J HORACE
BECKWITH on the date noted.
In view of the info rmat ion contained herein,
revealing that CICERO WILSON, the Pres ident of SAS, is
conti nuing his efforts·to broaden th e influence of his
organization on campus, the NYO will continue to monitor/'
such activities . The effo~ts a nd activities of SAS on~
the Columbia campus will be followed through discreet
contacts with campus administrators a nd through contacts
with New York informants where appropriate.
, ~he sources referred to within, as having been
contacted during December, 1968 a nd January, 1969, are
identified as follows :
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UNITED STATES IJEPARTMEYI' OF Jl!STJCI·:

Fl:.:l)EHAL BlJHEAU OF INVESTIGA'l'ION
New York, New York
/ri Reply, Please Refer lo
Jgnunry 20, 1969
File 1\'o. Conf~ential

Student.....IU:.t!G--Ame.p..}ea·N-8ee4:e7y
(SAS)
Racial Matters

Reference is made to New York memorandum dated
October 28, 1968, captioned as aoove. j
The Columbia University "Spec,tator", a daily
newspaper published by the students of/Columbia University,
carried an article in the November 25, 1968 edition, 1
page 1, captioned "Black-Oriented Curriculum Discussed By
SAS Pr s ent". The article related aln interview with
Cicer ils9.J:).., the President of SAS.,-doncerning the
efforts of the organization to secure' an expanded
black studies curriculum at Columbia University. Mr. Wilson
expressed satisfaction with the University's action on
November 21, 1968, whereby a full-year course on black
civilizations was established at Columbia. Wilson noted· that
the courses would need "structuring" or they would be a
wasted effort.
The article further related that Columbia University
had sought the advice of SAS on curriculum matters but
that individual members of SAS had not responded. Wilson
stated that the black students group was interested in
cooperating with the University in such efforts, but
only after it had time to determine a well-thought-through
policy.
On December 27, 1968, NY T-1 advised that SAS had
been extremely quiet on the Columbia campus during the
last few months. This source related that it appeared
SAS was following a policy of achieving its goals through
rapport with the University rather than through demonstrations.

This document contains neither
recommendations nor conclusions
of the FBI. It is the property d from automatic
of the FBI and is loaned to your ding and
agency; it and its contents are not ification
to be distributed outside your agency.

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Confx§ential
Students Afro-American Society

On January 17, 1969, NY T-2 advised that the
SAS group on campus had been cooperating with the Universic; y
administration in the establishment of a black curriculum
on campus. This source noted that the University had
recently added a course on Afro-American history which
would be part of the second year Contemporary Civilization
sequence. This source further stated that it was the
administration's hope that the initial cooperation between
SAS and the University in establishing this course would be
duplicated in future combined efforts by the University and
SAS. ~
On January 17, 1969, NY T-3 advised that SAS had
apparently confined itself to the activities of the black
students on the Columbia campus and had not involved
itself in any recent campus protests. SAS is attempting
to develop an awareness of the need for black orientated
courses on campus, and to assist the students and faculty
in understanding the complexity of racial issues in America.
This source advised he knew of no j'i:tans by SAS to stage
any demonstrations or other -disruptl~eactivities on the
campus and stated that it appeareirthe organization was
attempting to establish a working relationship with the
University's administration.

I, During December, 1968, and January, 1969, various
i sources, who are familiar to some extent with black
nationalist type activities in the New York City area, were
contacted but were unable to provide any additional information
relating to SAS.

Conf~ential
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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF -,USTICE
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FEDERAL IlUHEAU OF INVESTIGATION
New York.., New YQrk
January .::0, 19b';I
In Reply, Please Refer to
Fae No.
NYfile 15'7-2519

Title Students Afro-
American Society

Character Racial Matters
Reference is made to Letterhead
Memorandum dated and captioned as above, at New York.

All sources (except any listed below) whose identities
are concealed in referenced commlll1ication have furnished reliable
inf'orm.ation in the past.

This do.C'umc11t :-~,,loins aeilher 1t:commend<lt1ons nor cr.nclus 1 ou~; of the F'BI. It iio th<> property
of. the I BI und 1s louried to your agency; it <Ind tts L"O!!ten!s ore not to be dintrib<,itcd out:;iJ,.

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Memorandum
TO DIRECTOR, FBI DATE : 3/24/69

SAC, NEW YORK (157-2519) (P)

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ReNYlet and LHM dated 1/20/69 • captioned a above. -
Enclosed herewith for the Bureau are 11 copies of an ~
LHM relating to the current status of the ~tioned organization.
The confiden i so~ce utilized within isl I

-.--1 LHM is classified "Confidential" since it _
Enclosed
contains information from the above source, the unauthorized
disclosure of whose identity might have an adverse effect upon
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the national security interes~s of the us.
The information trdm this source was furnished to
SA HORACE BECKWITH on the date noted.
In view of SAS's renewed attempts as evidenced by
the enclosed demands, this case is being maintained in a current
status by the NYOo
Sources referred to in the penultimate paragraph of
the enclosed LHM are identified as follows:

AGENCY: ACSI, . . OSI, SEC SER
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FEJ>EHAL JIUHEAU OF INVESTIG·ATl<>N

Jn Reply, l'lca5e Refer to
File Nu.
New York, New York
March 24, 1969

Student Afro-American Society (SAS)
Racial Matters
Reference is 111B.de to New York memorandum dated
January 20, 1969, captioned as above.
The following statement which appeared in the ,,
March 5, 1969, edition of the Spectator, the Columbia /,
University daily newspaper, was presented to Columbia ·(/
University President . Andrew w. Cordier by SAS on March 4, 1969. /
The statement demanded essentially that an interim board be
set up to create a.Black studies program.
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The American University has not fulfilled its role
as a center of learning. The university has systematically
exc~uded the history and culture and political theories of
Black Americans from its curriculum. The university has also
systematically ignored the intellectual capabilities of
Blacks and their desire to learn; therefore,: the number of
Blacks in the university is extremely low. ·
The negligence of Columbia University is criminal when
one considers the unique location of Columbia. Columbia borders
on Harlem, a Black community that has served as a cultural
mecca for the American Black man. Tliis demand will enable
Columbia University to begin to fulf'ill its traditional role
as a center of iearning .. and inquiry. · · · ·
Since the university is also devoid of "expeDts"
on the Black Experience, a Black studies program must rely on
those knowledgeable members of the Black community. A presenta-
tion of Black Studies is irrelevant without understanding Black
culture. Without this understanding, the Black Studies program
will continue to be distorted and misinterpreted.

CO~IDENTIAt
TIJlll DOCl1'1ENT C<"N'UlNS Nill:,
~10IEJ\.'l •A TIO NS NOR OONC'LUSIONS
ilf" TIIE "Bl. IT TS 11tt: PRUPt'RTY
· •i· Tfil F•: /\ND !S LO.\ NED TO YOUR
AGENCY; i:· ANT! ITS CONTENTS ARE
NOT TO BE DJSTRIBUTED OUTSIDE
YOUR AGENCY.

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Student Afro-American Society (SAS)

We demand that the Board of Trustees establish the
following interim board with all stated powers, facilities,
and budget. And furthermore, that the Board of Trustees agree
to enact any and all progr!lllls, facilities, and budgets decided
upon by this board on or before August 15, 1969.
The Interim Board will consist of 25 members to be
elected by the Black students and Black faculty of Columbia
University. The Board will consist of Black faculty members,
Black students, and Black co!lllllunity members.
Tb.a Board will have the power to:
l. Institute structures needed to fulfill the
research, instructional and cultural needs of Black people.
2. Hire faculty and staff.
3. Grant credit for courses and establish degree
programs •
. 4. Be responsible only to the Trustees in budgetary
and all other matters.
5. Coordinate allppr.ograms for Black students or for
the· study of the Black experience at Columbia University. \ '
.
. G. Be granted $100,000 as an interim budget~
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On ~arch· i2, 1969, a confidential source who has
provided reliable iriformation in the past. advised that the
university's response to the SAS demands were released by the
school on such date.
According to this source, the university will permit
the structure of a course in Afro-American history to be altered
by agreement between the instructor and a committee of Negro
students in the class.

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Student Afro-American Society (SAS)

The course will abandon its previous c/ronological
I'I approach and will focus on Black Urbanism, Integration, the
Civil Rights Movement, and Black Nationalism,
1

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To date, this has been the total university response
to the SAS demands submitted March 4, l-969, as set out above,
During Febr.uai>Y and March, 1969, various confidential
sources of tile NYO familiar to some extent with Black Nationalism1
and/or Black Power type activities, were contacted, but were
unable to provide any additional infol'lllation concerning the 1
activities and/or plans of SAS at Columbia University, New York.
Copies of this memorandum have been designated for
the following agencies:
Naval Investigative Service Office (NISO)
Office of Special Investigation (OSI)
lOBth Military Intelligence Group

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4/14/69
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Attached relates to a sit-in
demonstration in the Admissions
Office of Columbia University on
4/14/69.

Pertinent portions of attache
will be included in a teletype
summary to the White House, Secret
Service and other Government
agencies.

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J A~:NTION DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE DIVISION Tele. Roo~
Miss Holmes_
Miss Gandy_
I FROM, NEW YORK Cl 5 7•25 19) 2P

HALL, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, NEW YORK CITY.
THE SOURCE ALSO ADVISED THAT A NUMBER OF OTHER
STUDENTS WERE "MILLING AROUND" IN THE BUILDING BUT ACCESS
TO THE:BUILDING WAS OPEN. AMONG THE DEMANDS BEING MADE
BY THE SAS IS THAT COLUMBIA HAVE A BLACK COMMISSION'S

PEOPLE.

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INSTANT THAT APPROXIMATELY THIRTY INDIVIDUALS HAD TAKEN
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INDIVIDUALS WERE PLAYING CONGA DRUMS, BONGOS AND RECORDS
OUTSIDE THE ADMISSION'S OFFICE.
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.Sl:YNY ADVISED AND BEING FURNISHED A COPY OF' THIS TELETYPE.

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BY STUDENTS FOR A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY CSOS) AT COLUMBIA, ~ nJJ/)/ (~
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AFTER RALLY, SOS WILL CONDUCT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEET- _ ~"' ( :

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ARRESTED OR. NOT. HAMILTON HALL CLOSES AT ELEVEN PM AND \. i . l l)
SIT- IN WILL POSSIBLY BE ALLOWED TO STAY UNTIL THAT T !ME. j ~;_,.l·~f •
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ATTENTION DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE DIVISION
FROM NEW YORK 157-2519
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CONTINUING IN HAMILTON HALL , COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY WITH
APPROXIMATELY TWENTY BLACK STUDENTS OCCUPYING ADMISSIONS

! ADMINISTRATIVE:
~~~ RE NY TEL,_F'OUR F'IF'TEEN· INSTANT.
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Mr. Sullivan_
Mr. Tavel _ _ _ ·

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Mr. Trotter_
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MiNI Gandy_

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STUDENT AFRO-AMERICAN SOCIETYLSIT-IN AT ADMINISTRATIONS
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FOUR - ONE F'IVE, INSTANT; RACIAL MATTER STAG

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HALL, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY. ACCESS TO BUILDING IS NOT ~ ~

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A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY csDs' SUPPORTED DEMONS.TRATORS NUMBERINA;)(;ri
APPROXIMATELY Two HUNDRED GATHERED IN F'RoNilfoF HAMILTON / Vlj"1
HALL TO SUPPORT STUDENT AFRO-AMERICAN SOCIETY SIT-IN.
SOS AND ITS SUPPORTERS CONTINUE TO REM_AIN IN FRONT OF
BUILDING AS OF NINE AM, APRIL ONE F'IVE, INSTANT. SDS
WILL HOLD NOON RALLY AT SUNDIAL ON CAMPUS IN SUPPORT OF

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Service, CIA, STATE, ACS!,~ y APR 24 1969
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ON CAMPUS COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY ·cu· CALLING FOR STUDENT
AFRO AMERICAN SOCIETY "SAS" MARCH FROM DOUGLAS CIRCLE NYC
10 LDW PLAZA ON CU CAMPUS AT TWO PM FOUR TWENTY SIXTYNINE.

\·JAf~:CH FOR PURPOSE OF OPPOSING CU "EXPANSION"
COMMUNITY AND TO DEMAND UNIVERSITY SET UP AN INTERIM BOARD
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CU STUDENT FOR A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY "SDS'' DISTRIBUTED
LEAFLETS THIS DATE SllPPORTING ABOVE MARCH. SDS MEMBERS
WILL PARTICIPATE IF PERMITTED BY SAS.
SDS AND HIGH SCHOOL DEMONSTRATION PLANNED FOR CU
CAMPUS FOUR TWENTYONE SIXTY NINE TENTATIVELY WILL RESULT J
IN TAKE OVER OF THREE UNIVERSITY BUILDINGS. OCCUPATION
OF3UILDINGS WILL BE AFTER THREE PM RALLY ON CAMPUS.
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BSS, NYCPD, LOCAL INTELLIGENCE AGtNCIES, AND USA,
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ONE FIVE ZERO PEOPLE PARTICIPATED IN MARCH FROM DOUGLAS
CIRCLE ON ONE ONE ZERO STREET, NYC 9 TO LOW PLAZA
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THREE PM, APRIL TWO ZERO, LAST. MARCH SPONSORED BY.·.
STUDENT AFRO-AMERICAN SOCIETY CSAS>, BUT OVER FIFTY
PERCENT OF PARTICIPANTS WERE WHITE STUDENT SUPPORTERS
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PLAZA BRIEF RALLY TOOK PLACE CALLING FOR END TO cu 140 icJ I: 2.8 1869
"EXPANSION" INTO NEARBY COMMUNITY AND FOR A BLACK INTERIL-
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1 - Mr. J. J. Dunn
Airtel

To: SAC, New York (157-2519)

From: Director, FBI (157-10632)

q,_JJ!l)J;Kl;,,Af.RQ..::/1!'1~!U£<Ml.~;?.9J:;;JEJ,Y
C.Q!dlt!B1f.\_1lliIYJ~;u:LY.,_NEW.~Y.ORK 1 ~ ~T~
RACIAL MATTERS Ui..:...j-C

In view of the involvement by captioned group in
recent disturbances at Columbia University, you should promptly
submit a letterhead memorandum and include therein all pertinent
data developed regarding the activities of captioned group in
connection with the disturbances.

;~-"-- Your letterhead memorandum should show the identities
of the current leaders of the group together with pertinent
background data known regarding them.

Based on data developed regarding the leaders of the
group, your cover communication should include specific
recommendations as to whether preliminary inquiries or active
---"'·nvestigations should be conducted regarding the leaders.
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;;::,,":." ___::_:_ __ University, the group was involved in a takeover of a building
~.-;,,";_-__ -=on the campus. Captioned group was previously involved' in
c""'''""-- __ barricading a building at Columbia University in 4/ 68. Recent
c;;, •d ---=-:---disturbances at Columbia have received widespread newspaper
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~Sit-In atl;oJmJJ};J)hl,,.,
J=\fyo f)111~t·;~~r\J 5oc:·77::-.;,
--;, --~· ~B;-~~~~~~--;~X-~Q~!:a; soug~t- after .fres~me~isertcd that they h~·sJ~p?rtl
Black students, occupying a! co~\d be lost to other, instt-·among . several commun1tyl
Columbia University admissions! tut1ons. groups: 1nclud1~g the Congress Tele. F\oorn
office for the ; second day, As the pressure on the uni- of Raci;:i.I Equahty. , Holmes ________ _
warned yesterday that ·they· versity and the students occu- As night fell on the _camp~s,j
were· prepared to escalate theirlpying the admissions office.Dr. Carl F. ~ovde, his VO\\ Gandy
protest "up to and beyond the mounted, the university reitcr- a barely a.ud1bt~ ras~ . fro\\
level 'of last spring's confron·.; ated its wari:iing that the sit- hours of d1scuss10.n with t.H\
tation" if their demands were I.in was an il\Cgal demonstration .black students,, conferr~d w1tfij
[not met. and that the protesters would I Dr .. Andre~ W. Cordier, t~e',
· The 16 students ·are calling.be subject to discipline ranging acting .president o~ Columbia,
!for a greater voice ~n the ad·lfrom prfibati?n to.expuls.ion. jand with ~rof. Michael Sov·I
:n1ission and recruitment of\ The warn1np,, issued to''thclern'.th~ :11.a1rm'1:n of the faculty!
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iblack freshmen. students at 4:23 P.M., said Of-lexec.:utivc committee.
i SpUke~n1<'n for Columbia in- fice "during one of its 1nost Dr: Hovde, the dean of Co·
ldicated that the university was important, if n'.lt its most im·1lumbia Colleg~, \Vas asked he-j
determined to end the' sit-inlporta.nt, work week of. '.he fore t.hc. me. e. tl.ng w.he.th~r anyi
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~ ,before the admission$ office re- school year." · progress had bee~ made tn two\
Iopens this morning. , - The w<>.n:iing - tl1e second days, of ~~l~s ~11th the b.~~ck
I University sources. made it in" tv.'o d~ys - had no visible st~dents. Its hard to tell, he.
1 clear that the police would belafrect on the black students said. ·
lsumffioncd to clear the cc:ilu~··j"'.'ho had. occ.upied the admis- .1'."lo Progress Reported-
1bia <;ollege adn1iss1ons office 1nlsions office since 9 A.1\.1. Mon- .How_ever a black student
Ham1lton Hall only as a last .re·.day. _ spokesman said no progress
so,rt ~ec,ause of the broad nn-] Demands Not Met .had 'been made an9. that nego-
1pl1cat1C'.ns uf_,suc~ a move forl "Tl · h; , 'l tl tiations had been terminated by
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the entire un1vers1ty · icy ,iven t me our e-.D · H d Th· t d ti
·, . • .r11ancls," sci id a black student, e~n ... , ov. e: e s u en ,
lcteclaring that the demonstra· spo,{esman said t~,at the.. rro-1
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tors planned tu rei~Jain ·in the test .had re'.-lchcd. a relatively
_ Among. the other option .., be.- office until the demands .were crucial turn1ng-pu1nt" I
, 1ng considered \vas the a~qut- met or the students werci ar·
The Washington Pu"l
"It could be a long, hardl 'l'imcH Hcrtild _ _ _ _ __
sition of _a. court reslra1n1ng rested. \ · night,:• the stud~nt declared,I
·order r~qu1~ing .t~e students .to . The black students \are ask· recall.1ng that AJ?nl 30.• 196~­ The Wu;;hington J)ai\y '.\Jews
cn.~ ~heir oc~upat1on of !he ad- ing for thP. power.to nominate the n1~ht the ~ol.1ce cleare. d f1vel The Evening Star (W.:uihinglun) --·--
missions yff1ce.. . i1 board of adnllssions and an occupied buildings ?.n the
. What is ~~rc1ng the ~~dver- adinissions s~aff _that would ca~pu~ -,. was also .__ !!~ _l_o.:i~i The Sunday Star (Wu;;hingt.on) _ __
sity _to act is the necessity of deal sepai·atcly \Vith black anc! h,n.d nicht. . I Daily News <~ew York)

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sending out letters of !lcceI?t- Puerto Rican applicants. I.
A sp?kcsman for the _un1ver·
' ance. t? students applying f~r The .thrust of th~ .bla"k stu- ~1ty said that Dr. Cordier had, Sunday Nvws <New York) _____
I ~dm1ssion to the freshman class derits.·' cDntention is tJ.1 at only'lnformed· ~h~ black stt~dcnts·I ~ew York p 08 t _ _ _ _ __
'\Jn September.. The letters are those who have "shared in thi::lthat negotiations on their de- ..1:"";1
due to be ma1le~ by all Ivy black experience" are c.:ompe- mands would be resumed only The New York Timue; ______...;.L.!.L__
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Le~g~e colle~es this week. 'tent to cleal with .black appli· ~.fter norm~l ;-vork w~s restored The Sun (I3allimorel _ _ _ _ _ __
1 Its getting closer to the cants. \Vhitcs, the ·sty:dents as· 1n the a.dm1ss1ons office. The Daily World ___________ . __
!t!me. whef! the admissions of· ,sert, .arc "morally -and .in tel- · At a _rally attended by about
hce is going to be_ ln almost ·Jectually unqualified to make 300 white and Negro supporters The New Lender -·-- __ . -~----­
l irret:ievable trouble," said Dan :decisions for black people," of t~e black student p_rotest in The Wall Street Jounu:i\
!C_arhnsky, a spokesman for the and are "ignorant of the social Hamilton Hall last night, the The Nution11l OUservcr - - - - - - -
university. 1
,'academic and , financial en~ acrid smell of marijuana was
I University officials explained ·:Viron.tnent" of black applicants. evident. N. o one was observed. People's World------------

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that' 1,200 letters of admissiqn At a news conference, the sn1oking· marijuana, but severcil]
and ·2,100 letters of rt!jection black students, who are affil· persons prese.nt commented on Exruniner (Wa6hington) - - - - - -
were in the occupied admis· iilted with the lOO·memhcr Stu- the· presence of the unmistak-· 1

sions office and· had to be dents Afro·American Society, able :odor. . · I
mailed· wi!hin the next day or ~,warned .that if their dernands Of the possible courses be- 1 APR 16 1959
two. The university said that1'·Wen~ not met, the dispute could ing considered by the univer·
I , if Colun1bia's acceptance Jct- ,"push this isolated racist bas- sity short of calling in the po-
tcrs failed to reach applicants1tion .o'v.er the cliff in Morning- lice, the obtaining of a re- D''J.§J.:JI)f;JP.-:p
ll by Monday - the deadline for·.side Pa..rk down i.nto Harlem straining order from a court
1U.mi.beague applicants to getjfor its first confrontation withirequiring the black students to .
)word _;on their a~plicutions -f_'.reality.~· Th~ students also as·'leave the occupic~_j~~
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l~~~;;:~~-~--~te;~;;h~--.:~~;h~:l,:/
!~a'·\re"' proved -sUc~------i
few- weckS_ ilgo in· clearihg an - i
occupied. building on th_e_ State, -i
University..ca'ni.pus in_: Buffalo._-
A restraining order ·would in··:
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,Ito clear the a'dmissions office
'!without sum,moning the police.,,.,
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IIf the students fcfused to com.1. ;-
iply with the order, _they would I
lbe held in contempt of court. I
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qer, the univers_ity would sur·,, i
lrender some of its disciplinary~ I
poWCr for a time to a judge,;:~
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but .in the -view· of many, this:,:\
:would be preferable to sur- ~1
j rendering the university's Inter-_,.;
1nal_ disciplinary control to the--',·:
iPO!ice. '·'·;
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!to obtain a restraining ordcr 1.. 1

sin1ply requiring the" students ..-1
to permit removal .of the filcs·"1
containing the applications and· I
letters that must be processed I
and sent out this week. These I
files are now in a locked room:.?
:in the admissions office. · '.~
: Although the black students
have not attempted to inter-:
fere with "the entry or depar-- ..-1
turc of people employed in the~·'.'.
.admissions office, their pres-~:
1cncc in the office has made'.:'.
it impossible to worit On the~"":
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,files, the university haS said.;!:
IStill another proposal-and ·
'.OilC the black students ire note'
!likely to accept-..:was tO per·
~mit the protesters by mutual--;1
lagreement to occupy another•:
office so that work on admis- !I
[sions could proceed. . ~
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,occupation, the whit_e radic;lit··I
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'cicty remaine_d nominal!y ~in _;
support of the protest, buf9fdf: 1
: not participate actively 'ir1 ~it~fi
:Black studc_nts made i~;~f!?.~J 1
,ycs.tcrday that !he pro.t~.~~-itY'~~.~
thc1~s and. that they 'o/.Cttif~1~:l
·cussing with S.D.S ...what 1J.Cle"
~the bla_cks "should , ~~siC!lr:t'i?
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!shoved thell'\Vay intoPh!los- :school students next !11ondny toi --~
I1~~ i~,r~it:~il~Fen adnlissions to the i l
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wPre: admi,;sion ok
"1n tO j)rot~:>t \\·hat-one called · - ; ~ll bl~cks and l'uerto _J{i1·an~ 11 ho
\ . _ . ,, -1 Yestenlay's takeovl•r was nn- ,«yply, free Luloril\g· tor s1.·hola ..;-
\ tbe lllllVCl".~.l\V," \vh11,e 0LI- expe('ted, lwcause Afro-Amerkan'! 'li_cally.dpficiPnt sl1Hle11t:-:; mPr~
· pren1ac.v" policie·..;. Soc:iely rncrnbt:r·s who had oecu- i · f111ancJal assisLanre for net·d.i•
\\ ithiii l\i"LI Ji'll'I".~ 1), 1, ~:; i•:v · pied Hamilton Hall al 9 a.rn. lasL I: .sturknts, and ''fn·1•1lo1n t'or thu I
.',irv · 1, 1 .1;," 1., 1i t! 1 .-~ l1; 1 r 1 ·it~i,i;•ii ~.~\l :\Tonday lel"l lhe h11ildit1g e11rly, 21_ Bl_ack Pantlwn: fr<t!ll('d up /o_v I
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\Vcdncsday afl('r university law- I?.1sll'lt"t .Alto_rney Hog:111 a11d tf:u j
1.,-jth.. yers oblain<'d a 1:estrainin~(order t'' 1'..{,Jty Unn'Prstt~· uf Nt'w y,~
ThP tn];r•11Y<'r fnllnwr··l :\ 1·~,:1.1- llg-ainst the dPmonstl'aton;. ' =· ---- ' -. ---~~
on t:he 'sh~p'- of T.0\1· Lil,1·.l: y l1y .Jn ndtlHion, a~l Afro-Anlel"kan ~1
nu·ntllf'l"S of ~t::rlt:111.~ foc....a. ])(::1:i1- S1iril'ty strike ral)ed for. )rester-
cratir So{'it:tv and 1hML"lf.h!ilL day was cancelc-(l" Rhortly after

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:\fl'o-1'11;<'ri1·:;11 Society. ~ 1nidnig-ht: A society spokf'sman I \ 'l'h h I'
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SUS >:tcc1·i'i1g' roni.:nittec, tDld tht· campus yPsterday by thousands ' The Washington Dully New.<1 _ _ __
ehccring: st\:1knts hr,forE~ lht•.v of hig·h school Students. 1
. nislH'd intu 1..he building-: Before the Philosophy Hall The Evl'11111g Star {W1u..ih111gtonl ___
"There wil! be no t:11king- lu I talu.•over, Cordit:r, iii a iO-point '!he Sunday StHr {W,ishmgton}
(Acting· Colurnliia Pre. sidc11L A1~-1
drew \V.) Cordier until he settles
, policy ;;;tate1ncnt, said he \\'ould
seek to "inereasf' the number or
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with the blaek sludent.-; lri their I black \and , ,Sranish-An1eriGa11:'. Sunday '.\"c\vs (New York)
satisfaction." ' ! _s..tudl'ril':I.' at ..,l..1.!_e,._fll.h:e}·~~ty. ·•. :. _·~·· .,,_: New York Post
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i'»Smash coll e µ.· c- racis111," then I that he has agTeed lo hall both The New Lender
id<lisheldl .' 1" l~OO lyalrds .tol Philoso-l 1 "involuntary eviction~· from 1'hc \\'1'11 s·1·1·1•l J1>11n'11l
p iy. a 11, Jl·us ll'{ asa e severa - l ' ' '
students standing· by the dJJUl-::> ' Co umUia-owned apartrnenls and The National Obscrvur
and swarn'ied insidC'. , '.'ll uni\·ersit.y construe ti on pPnd~
lllg· l"O!ll!J!('llOll Of •a llla:HCt' pJan. People'.<; World---·-_
Some Hi;.:-h Schooler:'! ' At liU•~e11s Colleg!' a siL-in bv
T\ie sludenls de("]inPd to say i dissident students ·in the Soci:;J Exan1incr {Washington)
I how long- th1·~· \\ou!d rernai11·in._ I Seiences Building n:>sumPd witli-
SidP nnd dwy h:11Tt>1\ all nC'wsmPn i 'ot.it inci<lr~nt y~sterday nion1ing
fron1 the building·. The h.al! hous-1 1
ufler u11 ovi>rn1ght moratoriuin.
es the Tegistrar's offif'e in the The c:impus wus n~lalively peace-
basPment, elassroo111s and offices 1 1
1ful exeept for small-scale rallies
of the Sla':'i<: lanKung·e:;' and Eng- 1and bull sessions intPncled to
lish dep;irtnH•nts. ,clrunt up s_upµoit for a student
The takeovet· had a ne\V twii>t: /slri!;(~ lenlat.ively sd1pduled for
the prolr·ste1·s :.1ppa1·cntly .included ;l\1.onday. B
se~·ei-al hig-11,-school students; fnirn Al Brooklyn .. Collep;e, n delcg::l-
l"ranklin ni~ Branrlci~ 'J{igh 'tion of 150 bla<'k, white and Puer-
Sehools. They at.~l'D~~ll the rally ·lo !{lean students presented nct-
011 the- libn1ry steJll?}l\ntl said they Jing Pn~sident Gfmrge A. Peck

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RELIABLE SOURCE ADVISED THAT BRIEF RALLY HELD SUNDIAL,
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY CCU) THIS DATE, FROM NOON TO TWELVE
TWENTY PM, SPONSORED BY STUDENT AFRO-AMERICAN SOCIETY CSAS),
AND ATTENDED BY APPROXIMATELY THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY.
PURPOSE OF RALLY WAS TO ANNOUNCE THAT CU PRESIDENT, ANDREW
CORDIER, HAD REJECTED DEMANDS BY SAS THAT A BLACK INTERIM BOARD

BE SET UP. NO ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES ANNOUNCED .AT RALLY.
A SECOND RELIABLE SOURCE ADVISED THAT STUDENTS
DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY CSDS) PLANNED TO HAVE
TVIENTY THIRD AND APRIL TWENTY FOURTH, TO DECIDE NEXT -CAMP~ ~.
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DEMANDS THAT CU APPOINT A BLACK INTERIM BOARD TO HANDLE BLACK
ADMISSIONS AND BLACK STUDENTS.
SECOND RELIABLE SOURCE ADVISED THAT CLOSED MEETING OF
STUOEiH5 FOR DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY CSDs>' WAS HELD EVENING OF ·• 1 •

APRIL TWENT ONE, LAST, ON CAMPUS OF CU. BERNADINE DOHRN, .I

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONAL SECRETARY, SDS, SPOKE TO,FRO!')
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TWO rlFTY TO THREE HUNDRED PEOPLE. SHE SUGGESTED SDS AT CU
BRING IN SOS MEMBERS FROM OTHER AREAS TO DEMONSTRATE, SIT-IN,,.
AND ENGAGE IN ANY OTHER.NECESSARY ACTIONS.
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NOT ADOPTED. GUS REICHBACH OF CU, SDS, AND A LAW STUDENT,
RECOMMENDED IF SDS IS THREATENED WITH INJUNCTION WHEN OCCUPYING ·. ;; {

BUILDINGS, THEY SHOULD IGNORE IT AND CONTINUE THE OCCUPATION. J• 1
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PLANNED ACTIVITIES BY SAS AT CU WERE SEVERELY LIMITED BECAUSE
OF POOR WEATHER. PLANNED EVACUATION DID NOT TAKE PLACE.
SCHOOL PROCEEDING AS NORMAL. LITERATURE DISTRIBUTED INDICATED
POSSIBLE SAS RALLY, APRIL TWENTY THREE, NEXT, ON CAMPUS AT ''
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FROM NEW YORI( 157-2519 2P

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STUDENT AFRO-AMERICAN SOCIETY, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY; \
SIT- IN AT LAW SCHOOL, MAY ONE- TWO, ONE NINE SIX NINE:

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BY MID MORNING, THE NUMBER HAD DECREASED TO APPROXIMATELY
SIX. p;uRPOSE OF SIT-IN IS TO DEMAND J.iMORE ADMISSIONS TO LAW
SCHOOL 'OF BLACK APPLICANTS AND MORE FINANCIAL AID TO BLACK
APPLICANTS. UNIVERSITY HAS NOT DECLARED THIS AN ILLEGAL
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!Zs MAY 12 1969
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Memorandum
TO DIRECTOR, FBI (157-10632) DATE: 5/28/69

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. NEW YORK (157-2519)

·<JISTUDEN'JS A~O-AMERICAN SOCIETY
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of an LHM concerning background, leadership, aims and purposes,
-\µ •'nd current ac ti vi ties of captioned organization. 0
:V Copies of th1 s LHM are being furnished 108th MI
Group, NISO, OSI, USA, SDNY.

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The. attached LHM is classified "Confident~ AA&e.1i.sa~-·
it conta.i.ns inf'orma tion from the above sources, who are of
continuing value and unauthorized disclosure of' the information
could reasonably identify these sources and therefore adversel~
affect the national security 5.nterest.
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LHM concerning the aims and purposes, and· 1eadershl.p of ·
captioned group, it is re.commended that no ac-ti.ve lnves·tigotion
be currently c9nducted into the leadership. Although the
organi za ti on has cond~-ted ra l 11.es, si_ t. ins, and- demo-nstrations
on campus, 1 t has no b~\\lta violent group and \ t is not

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known to be connected with black extremist groups. It is
strictly devoted to on campus academic problems, expressing
the attitute of negro students. The NYO will continue to
follow the activities of the group through logical sources
and if warranted additional investigation will be instituted
and additional recommendations will be submitted.

LEON BRADLY DENMARK (Bufile 1')7-12652) is on the
Agitator Index because of his activities with the Black
Student Congress.

Information concerning CICERO WILSON was furnished
to the Bureau by LID! dated 11/25/68, captioned "CICERO WILSON,
RM-BNAT."

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1'''1TED 5TATl<S Dl·:PAH'l'ME'IT OF JUST!< L

FEDEHl\L BlJHE,\(J OF TNVESTl<;ATlt)1\
New York, New York
In R<'ply, }~/ease Rf'jer lu
File No. M~y 28, 1969

Students Afro-Amer:lcan Society
Columbia University, New York City

Background, Leadership, Jl.ims and Pu~poses

An undated copy of a letter was received anonymously
by the Federal Bureau of Investl.p;ation \FBI), Newark, New
Jersey, on OC'tober 10, 1968, ca.pt1.oned 'Report on the Recent
Demonstrations at Columbia University." ~~ugh the lett.. er
was unsigned, it tore the name of Darryl ~F.lttman, Secon_q ;JI/,
Vice-District Representative, Second Di.strict, Omega Psi Phi _:-f.-k'
Fraternity, and inc Luded remarks abouts the Students Afro- ,,_.
American Society (SAS) in the Spring 1968 disorders at
Columbia University (CU) in New York City. The letter is set
forth as follows:

"The relevance of the Columbia University
situation to Omega Psi Phi becomes crystal
clear only when one realizes that there was
not one demonstration, but two. The first
demonstration was that of the Students for a
Democratic Society (S.D.S.) a rad',c<;l white
left wing organization. The Students Afro-
American Society, an· organi zat.i.on composed of
clean cut black Columbia students. This
distinction becomes more important when one
reali?.es that every brother of Omega Psi Phi,
Omicron Chapter, is a member or SAS.

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This docu.ment c1..-:intains I"lei tr.er re1:orti.'1'1enc!ations nor cone lusions
or the FBI. It is the oropei~Y of the PBI and is loaned to
your agency; it and its contents are not to be distributed
outside your agency. .
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Students Afro-American Soriety
Columbia Univers1ty, New York City

",It 1 s important that we realize that
the distortion of the issues by most of the
news media was not a simple mistake. The
Columbia University Board of Trustees is a
powerful and jnfluential group. It was in
the best interest of the administration to
arouse sentiment against the demonstrators
which was easily accomplished by grouping
all under the name of 'left wing radical' or
S.D.S. The fact that from the very beginning
the administration recognized and respeC'ted
this separation.

"The demonstration of SAS was organized
and efficient. Throughout the occupation of
Hamilton Hall its members were orderly and
conducted themselves with dignity and respect.
There was no destruction of any personal
property; all offices and facilities in
Hamilton Hall were maintained as we found them.
Sanitation and maintenance teams were set up
and the building was given a thorough cleaning
3 times a day. Another fact that should be
brought out is that the leaders of SAS were
calm, responsible Black Students, The members
of SAS recogni?.ed the gravity of the situation
and the momentous proportions of their actions.
For this reason they conducted themselves in a
manner such that nothing would detract from the
rightness of their cause. On the other hand most
of SDS were unruly, uP.clean, and destructive. They
constantly yelled ex-t.:i-en1i st doctrines and, in
general, conducted themselves in such a fashion
that none of the black students cared to be
identified with them. To arouse Rcntimc;nt against
the demonstration, however, the news media
presented the picture of' SDS 1'S rep•'e,sentative of
the whole demonstration despite a!J efrorts of
the Black students.

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Columbia University, New York Ctty

"Of the many issues involved, the most
important was the gym issue. On the surface
one might tend to minimize the importance
of the gymnasium dispute, and for this
reason many people asked if the gym was worth
the sacrifice made by Columbia students. Upon
close scrutiny one realizes that the gymnasium
issue is one with overwhelming ramifications.
The p;ym is significant because it represents
the vanguard of Columbia's encroachment in the
Harlem Community.
"The affiliation of Columbia with the
Institute for Defense Analysis (IDA), was
another issue in the recent demonstration.
This issue was relevant to Black students
because one of the functions of this body is
to develop weapons to be used aga1nst rioters,
demonstrators, and other people seeking to
exercise their rights.

''In May of 1967, the Black Students
confronted the university on Columbia's
campus. Among them were the need for black
instructors in the undergraduate division of
the university, a need for Afro-American
history, a need for black advisors and counselors,
and finally a need for increased scholarship
assistance. At that time the university
administration was an important issue and
motivation of the recent demonstration, as was the
dropping of charges -'<gainst people who were
involved in peaceful protest against the
gymnasium construction."

A characterization of SDS is at~aPh~d
hereto.

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Columbia University, New York C1ty

On February 26 .• 1969, NY T-l advised that as of \
February 1969, .the primary leaders of S/l.S were Cicero
Wilson and R~wn. There was no known connection between
SAS and any o1' 1 th'e Black extremist organi;ooations including
the Black Panther Party (BPP).

A characterization of BPP is attached
hereto.

The "Columbia Daily Spectator" (CDS), a daily
campus newspaper of CU, on March 5, 1969, identified Cicero
Wilson, Class of 1970, as President of the CU, SAS.

The "CDS" of March 12, 1969, identified Ray Brown,
Class of 1969, as a "leader", CU, SAS.
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Y~· "CDS"/, March.12, 1969, id;ntlf. i~d Frederic Paul
~l te, Jr., as Executive Offj~C-e.r-o-S)\S~,_.
On February 25, 1969, NY T-2, advised that a rally
was scheduled and held on February 22, 1969, at Horace Mann
Auditorium, Teachers College, CU, which included speakers
from SDS and the BPP. The advance publicity on the rally
indicated it was being sponsored by SDS, BPP, and SAS. However,
the BPP is not an authorized campus organization at CU and
all the arrangements for the use of the auditoriurn, inrluding
the rental fee, was paid by CU, SDS. The SJIS appeared to
have nothing to do with the organization of' this rally and
did not furnish any speaker.

The "CDS" of March S, 1969, Page 2 .• published the
following concerning SAS demands at CU:

"Following is the statement given to President
Cordier by SAS yesterday demanding that an interim
board be set up to create a black aLudies program.
"The American Uni versl. ty ha::; not t'u.l.f"i l led its
role as a center of learning. The university
has systematicaJly excluded the history and

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Columbia University, New York Cit~

"culture and political theories or Black
Americans from its curriculum. The
university has also systematically ignored
the intel.lectual capabilities or Blacks
and their desire to learn.; therefore, the
number of Blacks in the university is
extremely low.

"The negligence of Columbia University is
criminal when one considers the unlque
location of Columbia. Columbia borders on
Harlem, a Black community that has served as
a cultural mecca for the American Black man.
This demand will enable Columbia University
to begin to fulfill its traditional role as
a center of learning and inquiry.

"Since the univers1ty is also devoid of "experts"
on the Black Experience, a Black studies program
must rely on those knowledgeable members of the
Blnck community. A presentation of Black
Studies ls irrelevant without understanding
Black culture. Without this understanding the
Black Studies program will continue to be
distorted and misinterpreted.

"We demand that the Board of Trustees establish
the following interim board with all stated
powers, facilities, and budget. And furthermore,
that the Board of Trustees agree to enact any
and all progrnrns, facil.ities, and budgets declded
upon by this board on or before August 15, 1969.

"The Interim Board wJLl cons.1st of 2'5 members to
be elected by the Black students and Black faculty
of Columbia Untversity. 'l'he Boa:rd will consist
of Black faculty members., Black stude11t.s, and
Black community members.

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Columbia University, New York City

"l. Institute structures needed to fulfill
the research, instructional, and cultural needs
of' Black people.
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2. Hi.re faculty and staff.

"3. Grant credit for courses and es tab l.i sh degree
programs.

"4. Be responsible only to the Trustees in
budgetary and all other matters.

"5. Coorctinate all programs for Black students
or f'or tne study of the Black experience at
Columbia University.

"6. Be granted $100,000 as an interim budget."

On March 14, 1969, NY T-3 advised thet on MarC'h 13,
1969, the CU Chapter SDS had a General Assembly meeting with
ely 75 people in attendance. Hen~hman was fl/V ~
A long discussion was held about the position to~
by SDS in connection with Black stud.f!nt demarPs.
Robbie oth proposed that ::ms support the S.~S demand for a
Black in rim board, but not to support the idea of open
admissions to the university for Black students unless there
is major support for it by Black students all over the city.
This support or lack of' it f'or open admissions would be
checked in three or four weeks for possibly change. Roth's
proposal was then passed by the Assembly.

"The New York "f'imes" of April 20, 1969, Page· 76,
under caption "Negroes at Columbia Face Dilemma Over Demands"
indicated a dilemma was being cau:;ed bec2usco c:n,c. had C'Ome
out for open admission to CU for appli<'e.nts from four h·i p;h
schools in nearby Harlem area. The article eontained the
following:

"Negro students, membr=rs of the Students
Afro-/1.r11ericari Bociei~y) are cor1fronted
with the prospect of ei.ther backing the
proposal, said by some to detract from the1.r
own goals of a black educationa:J program, or
coming out against it 2nd appearing less
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"militant than the young whites.
"Complicating the matter for the Negro
college students is the fact that some
black high school students are also
coming out for the open admissions
policy.
"One Negro college student said: 'We
know where s.n.s. is at. They wouldn't
think twj.ce about using black kids for
their own purposes. We can oppose them,
if necessary, but we want to get along
with our younger brother.'
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"Another said, 'We've got to hip the
brother in high school to a lot of things
about their cooperating with whites."

On May 1, 1969, NY T-2 provided a leaflet lssued
by the Office of Public Information, CU. The contents
of this leaflet is set forth as follows:

"At its spec1al meeting on April 28, the Board of
Trustees of Columbia University gave final consideration to
the program submitted by the Students' Afro-flmerican Society
and the recommendations of a broad cross section of the
University community. The Trustees resolved that:
"l) It is imperative to cont1nue the reasoned
injunctive action in response to .lawless disruption and
solicitation directed agatnst the propert function and the
physical plant of Columbia.

"2) The Trustees shall receive and ''Ct on alJ
legitimate requests of the SAS and all other concerned elements
within Columbia, insofar as they are compacl.ble with the
best interests of the University.
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''3) The University shall establish, in accordance
with the program outlined by the SAS, an Interim Board to
design and effect a black studies program. The establishment
of high-quality degree programs in Afro-American studies is
in the purview of the Commi.ttees on Instruct1on of the
involved schools within the University, and that of the
statutory University Council. An academically-sound and well-
planned program can be arranged by the Autumn term only if
the entire faculty and all students cooperate in working
out the remaining problems, and in finding solutions whereby
the high goals of a strong Afro-American program are
achieved within the framework of acceptable practices and
procedures within the University." _ µ{,.- ~

On May l'), 1969, NY T-4~±-<ed that the current
leadership of SAS consisted of Fre White, Cicero Wilson, and
Ray Brown. The University consid.rs them to be responsible
and to maintain limited objectives. They have· met frequently
with CU Acting President Andrew Cordier and many of the Deans
of the University, discussing their demands. They have
indicate.ct that they want to accomplish their goals by
negotiation and do not intend to be any part of any violence
on campus. Fred White spoke before a faculty meeting in
May of 1969, and stated that SAS was not demanding immediate
action on their demands for a comprehensive Rlark: Studies
Program. SAS wants such a program according to Wh.ite, but
were willing to wait for a good program not one which was
hastily put together and inadequate for the needs of the
education of the Black students.

This source continued that CU has always been some-
what sensitive to Black students demands for two reasons:

; 1. Students, faculty, ar,d administration are
'-· sympathetic towards improvj_ng the education of Rlacks and
helping them to become more productive in socLetcy.
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2. The University is concerned about any general
Black disorders arising from the Black community because the
University is located in close proxi.mity to Harl.em.

NY T-4 advised that generally SAS is considered
entirely different from SDS, The individuals in SAS are
considered responsible whereas the individuals in SDS a.re
considered unreasonable and devoted to causing upheaval at
CU and destroying the University. The administration's admission
policy f'or CU has been quite strict for Blacks trying to
get into the Uni. vers i ty and thi.s has resulted in a good quality
academically intelligent Black students. During the academic
year of 1969-1970 and years following, the University plans
to accept more Black students especially into the General
Studies Program. This General Studies Program has many non-
degree seeking students and is not a part of Columbia
College.

NY T-i+ advised, concerning the si.t ins conducted
at the Admissions Office, Hamilton Hall, CU, by Sf,S l.n April
1969, it was caused by Leon Denmark, a student at Columbia
College Lind a member of' SAS. Denmark wanted to replace
Cicero Wilson as the recognized leader of SAS. He obtained
some limited support fi'om freshman members of SAS and
decided to do something dramatic resulting in the sit in
at the admissions office. The SAS leaders felt obligated
to support the sit in after it had began. The leaders felt
that not to support the sit in could result in their losing
control of the organization. The University declared J.t an
illegal sit in, but recent .indications are that very Little
disciplinary action will be ta.ken against those who participated.
Denmark was not successful in obtaining control of SAS.

NY T-1+ s.tated the membership of Sfl.S was between
100-150 Black students. The total does not represent all the
Black undergraduate students, but it does include more than
half of them. There is no known affiliation hctween SAS
with other university's Black groups or with Rny Bl.eek extremist
groups. The leaders of SAS are not revoluntionaries or Black

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extremists and unless there is a radical change in the
organization's attitude and lendership, the organization
will not be prone to violence. The University anticipates
that SAS will continue to make demands concerning moreBlack
students and wider Black studies programs, but it is believed
SAS will continue to bargain responsibly.

On May 20, 1969, NY T-5 advised that SDS had planned
a major demonstration on the CU campus for April 21, 1969.
They contacted students at four nearby high schools: Brandeis,
Benjamin F'ranklin, Haaren, and George Washington, requesting
that they come to the CU campus for the demonstration. SDS
expected several thousands Black students to come to the
campus and demand "open admissions" to CU by any sttJdent from
these schools thnt applied. Several hundred did appear on
campus and led by SDS held a. rally at .the Sun Dial. During
this rally and during a subsequent brief occupation of
Hamilton Hall which followed the rally, members of SA.S contacted
many of the Black high school students. They explained to
them that SDS was using them, that white SDS members did not
have the interest of Blacks at heart. These contacts impressed
the high school students and they abandoned the SDS rally and
Hamilton Hall. The University officials were convinced that
work by SAS had a great deal to do with the failure of the
SDS pro,ject.

Recent Activities Of SAS

On April 14, 1969, NY 'r-6 advised that approximately
15 Black students affiliated with SAS entered Hamilton Hall
on April 14, 1969, and conducted a sit in at the Admissions
Office at CU to demand action on a Black Interim Board.
Approximately 130 supporting students gathered outside the
building during the day.

On April 14, 1969, NY 'C-3. ad•;ised. that the number
of sit ins at Hamilton Hall had increased ~o approximately
30 and we re engaged in p la ;ying bonr;o drums and music al
recordings from the Admissions Office.

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The "CDS" of April 15, 1969, indicated SAS sit in
at Admissions Office at Hamilton Hall was supported by SDS,
Latin American Student Organization, and the Ad Hoc Asian
Students' Committee.
"The New York Times"of April 15, 1969, Page l,
indicated that approximately 20 Black students had taken
over Hamilton Hall Admissions Office, demanding "a greater
voice in the recruitment and admission of Negroes to the
institution."
On April 16, 1969, NY T-2 advised that after being
threatened with a court injunction for their illegal
occupation of the .~dmissions Office, the sit ins of SAS
left Hamilton Hall at 3:30 a.m. on April 16, 1969. The
exit was peaceful ang no arrests were made.
On April 16, 1969, NY T-6 advised that an anti-
ballistic missile meeting was held from noon until 1:30 p.m.
on April 16, 1969, Wollman Auditorium, CU, attended by
approximately 1,000 students and faculty. Towards the
conclusion of this meeting a representative of SAS got up
and stated that he thought his organization was going to
become more militant on campus and they were calling for a
strike at CU to be held April 17, 1969. He announced that the
strike would consist of picketE at various classroom
buildings. It was understood that SDS would fully support
any strike action by SAS.
On April 17, 1969, NY T-6 advised that the planned
SAS strike for that day was cancelled apparently because of
lack of interest and support.

On April 19, 1969, NY T-6 advised that a leaflet
was distributed on CU campus calling for a SA.S march from
Douglas Circle, New York City, to Low Plaza on CU campus at
2 p.m. on April 20, 1969. This march was allegedly for
the purpose of opposing the CU "expansion" into the nearby
community and to demand that the University set up an Interim
Board to handle Black studies and Black admissions. CU, SDS
distributed leaflets on campus for 1969 supproting the SAS
march a·nd SDS members claimed they would participate in
the march if permitted by SAS.

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On April 29, 1969, NY T-6 advised that approximately
150 people participated in a march from Douglas Circle on
llOth Street in New York City to Low Plaza on the campus of
CU from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on April 20, 1969. The march
although sponsored by SAS consisted of over 50 percent
white student supporters of SDS. When the group arrived at
Low Plaz.a,. there was a rally calling for an end to the CU
"expansion" into the nearby community and calling for a
Black Interim Board. There were no incidents or arrests.
On April 21, 1969, NY T-7 advised that a rally ;;'
sponsored by SAS was held at 5 p.m. at Low Plaza on //'
April 21, 1969. Approximately 100 people attended: The
speakers requested everyone to boycott classes and teachers
to refrain from teaching on April 22, 1969, in support of
the demands of SAS. Leaflets were distributed by SAS calling
for an "evacuation" of the campus by students, employees, and
faculty of the University from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on April 22,
1969, to support the SAS demands.

On April 22, 1969, NY T-3 advised that at a closed
meeting of SDS, held during the evening of April 21, 1969,
the group recommended support of SAS in their demands for
"evacuation" of the campus on April 22, 1969.

On April 22, 1969, NY T-7 advised that the planned
activities by SAS at CU were severely limited because of poor
weather· The planned "evacuation" did not take place and
the school was proceeding as normal, ho1;ever, there was
above average absentism.
On April 23, 1969, NY T-6 advised that a brief'
rally was held at the Sun Dia.1, CU, on that date from noon
to 12:20 p.m., sponsored by SAS. The rally was attended
by approximately 350 people and its purpose wac to annouce
that CU Pr esident Cordier had rejected in De.rt the demands
by SAS concerning the Black Interim Board. No additional
activities were announced at this rally.

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The Student Directoryof CU for 1968-1969 lists
the following information:

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~-~~ j student Columbia College,
residing 21 Croydon Road, Amityville
New York (Phone AM4-2596) (CU ID#l144o6810)
-- ,_ -- -1 student,
Columbia
College, loca_i'address: Li-05 West 149th
Street, New York, New Yor.k, (phone 925-0912)
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~Iege, local address: 210 Livingston Hall,
CU (phone M03 6600) Home address: 3352 East
147th Street, Cleveland, Ohio (CU ID//281461426)

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student, Columbia College,
·1oc-a:T-a:acrr-es-s:
Jlpartment 8El, 640 Riverside
Drive, New York, New York (phone 862-8467)
Home address: 635 Hamilton Street, Harrisburg,
IFOIA(b)(7) - (C) I Pennsylvania (CU ID#219443846)
- Deputy Inspector William Knapp, Commanding Officer,
Bureau of Special services, New Yo_rk __gity Police Qepartm<ent,

r Leu
. !J.dvised~on~ay 21, 196_8, th_fl_tj l

onApril 30, ~~~~~o~~m~-;~~~:·z~~n i~~~~i~~: 1 ~1:~~~~!e~;at
various occupied campus buildings and charged with criminal
trespB.s s. 0

\ All of the above sources have furnished reliable
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APPENDIX

BLACK PANTHER PARTY
Accordin9 to ;[.ts off1.cial newspaper, the Black
Panther Party ( BPP) 11as started during December, 1966, in
Oaldand, California, to organize black people so they can
take control of the life, politics, and the destiny of the
black community. rt was orsanized by BOBBY GEORGE SEALE,
BPP Chairman, and HUEY P. NEl.'TON, BPP Minister of Defense.
NE'.ITON is presently serving a sentence of 2 to 15 years on a
conviction of manslaughter in connection with the killing of
an Oakland police officer.
The official newspaper, "The Black Panther", which
further describes itself as the "Black Community News Service",
states that the EPP advocates the use of guns and guerrilla
tactics in its revolutionary program to end oppression of the
black people. Residents of the black community are urged to
arm themselves against the police who a1-e consistently
ref'erred to in the publication as "pigs" who should be killed.
"The Black Panther" issue or September 7, 1968,
contains an editorial by BPP Minister of Education, GEORGE
M.ll.SON MURRAY, which ends with the following:

Issues of "The Black Panther'' :eegularly contain
quotations from the writings of Chairman MAO Tse-tung or the
People• s Republic or China and feature !'!.AO' s sta tem,ent that
"political power gro'NS out of the barrel of a gun.'·
The national headqual'.'ters of the BPP is located at
3106 Shattuck Avenue, Berl<eley, California. Branches have been
established at various locations throughout the United states.

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APPENDIX
l.

"J'he Students for a nemocratic Society (:>DS), as it
is known today, cnme :~t~0 teJ.~~ rit ~ f'uunding convention held
at Port }{urur., ;.1;jr;t-,J.>~tl;1_ •_.:- . . ) .. ;nr..'!; L•J6:.-~·. 'Il1e .SDC is ar1
association of' ;/~;uric j l ( ,-,;:Jr :;n the lef'~. <J0.ci. hac a. current
program of pr0t~3ti~g t:1~ di'~~t, pr'um0t1nt~ a compaign for
youth to devPl0r1 a ~onr;~i~~t~0t1J Gb.1ect:or stnt~s, denouncing
Unj_ted Stat8s 1Dterver1tJnr1 J.11 t!1e ',.·~~r j.r1 ~Jietnam, and to
radically transform' trle u:.'i.•.'•-:r;;_lt;/ comrr~=Jnity, nnd provide
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for its complete control by :;tvlentco. GUS HAI"L .• General
Secretary, rommc;nict P;irty, U~;r., '.·:j:cn intervie»!ed by a
·representative of Un1_t0~ rre:Js ~-11ter11~tlonal in San Francisco,
California, on r'lay li!; 1~'·b'.j; rier_;er'lhf:d. the .'.Jf;.'.3 as a part of
the ''t•2spons ible left ' i: ,ccn tJw p;i rt;/ has "1_;aircg for us,,.
At 1the June, lr;i65; .SJJ::-: ;,Jat"._ior1<::J. C0;--1vcr:t.Lor1) an anticommunist
pro 1iso "t1as r~n1ovPd from the ~)I;,c; cc,n.~l~ii.iJtion. In the
(;ctober 7, 1')6G, isc:'ie 0f "New Left Notes", the official
publication, of SDS, an SDS spoJ<esman ntated that there are
same r.ommunisto:; in SDS uncl they arc, '.:P.lcome. The national
heactquarter3 of this or'[C.:H:J -.:,ti''" a,; '.Jf July :elf, 1968, 11as
lac:ated in P,oom 2J6, 1608 West Madison Street, Chicago,
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C"./'To: DIRECTOR, FBI (157-10632)
0 FROM: SAC, NEW YORK (157-2519) (C)
e, 1 U0SUBJECT: CsTUDENTS AFRO-AMERICAN SOCIETY
(/c COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, NYC
RACIAL MATTERS
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ReNYlet to Bureau dated 5/28/69; NY :tel to Bureau dated .,_,
4/16/69; NY :tel to Bureau dated 4/21/70; NY tel to Bureau dated H

4/22/70; Bu a irtel to NY dated 5/1/70; NY airtel and LHM to Bureau u
dated 5/21/70, captioned "NEW LEFT MOVEMENT - VIOLENCE COLUMBIA Q
UNIVERSITY, NY, NY - IS-MISC". r.!:.f
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Enclosed are 11 copies of an LHM re current activities ;,;..1
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and leadership of captioned organization.
Copies of this LHM are being disseminated locally to
108th MI Group, NISO, OSI and USA, SDNY.
Indices of the NYO fail to reflect any informution
identifiable with those designated as current leaders ( in
\\addition to those previously set out in re NY let of 5/28/69)
\\of the Students-Afro-American Soc&ety.
The attached LHM is classified "Confidential" in order
to protect sources of continuing value, unauthorized disclosure
of which could adversely affect the national security interest.
Sources utilized.i\.n the LHM are as follows:

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NY T-1
NY T-2
NY T-3
NY T-4

In view of the information in the attached LHM re
the aims and leadership of captioned group, and considering its
current status as a legi,jjimate, recognized, on-campus student
organization, and due to the fact that, although it has conducted
sit-ins and rallies on campus, it has not been a violent group and
\JI has no known connections with blac_ k extremist groups. TherE!fore,
~/it is recommended that no active investigation be currently con-
ducted into its leadership, UACB.· .
The NYO will continue to be alert to the receipt--of any
information warranting the institution of additional investigation,
and will, if such information comes to the attention of the NYO,
submit appropriate recommendations.

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FEIJEHAL BUH.EAU OF ll\'VESTIGATION
New York, New York
Jn Heply, f'lecue Rt>Jf!r to June .2, 1970
Fi/el\'o, Bu J57-10632
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Students 'A:frOccAmericari ·society (SAS)
Columbi_a V~ivcrsity, New York City

' During the month of July, 1969, NY T-1, NY T-2 1 and
NY T-3, all of whom have furnished reliable information i.n the
past, advi•ed that the organization SAS was inactive due to
the summer vacation period at Colwnbia University (CU). They
advised they anticipate that the group would re-activate itself
with the coming academic year (September, 1969).

_ On November 24, 1969, NY T-1 verified that the SAS had
reactivated as of September, 1969, but advised that the CU
Administration was pleased with the conduct of the gr6up during the
year in that, though tne group had made various demands for more
black students and increased black studies, they had not been
militant or threatened CU in ar~y. _'l'his source identified one
of the group!s leaders as HS!!l."12.J-0.}//J"'llff..$12· CU basketball star, '1nd
stated Dotson had been acting in a responsible manner and did not
appear interested in fomenting campus disorder. Tne 1969-1970
CU Student Directory identifies Dotson as a student in Col~mbia
College, school address 423 Hartley Hall, home address, 66 Wayne
Terrace, Staten Island, New York:

On December 16-, 1969., the "Columbia.Daily Spec ta tor"
(CDS), a dally newspaper published at CU, reported that a group of
black, Latin and Asian students had confronted Dean Carl F. Ho· de,
Dean of Columbia College, CU, in an effort to secure a pledge from
the Dean to try to obtain a budget of $12,000 for a minority re-
cruitment pro am. The paper \ entified two of the members of this
o~·______ group as J:ef ckson and Glen ·=os "a;', both members of the "Steering
c

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This document contains neither
recommendations nor conclusions
of the FBI. It is the property
of the FBI and 1• bel.ng loaned to
your agency; it and its contents

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The CU Student Directory identifies Jeffrey Lewis
• Jackson as a student at Columbia College, home address 6119 Seventh
Place N.W~; Washington~ D.C., and Glen Costa ~s a student at
the CU School of Engineering,home address 15 Catawba Street,
Boston, Massachusetts.
- ---The March 9, 1970, edition of ·the "CDS" reported that six
SAS students were acquitted by the College disciplinary tribunal_,
on all charges stemming from the 1969 sit-in in the College Ad-
missions Office.

Seven otherSAS members were found guilty md sentenced
to one semester's disciplinary probation but had their sentence
suspended by the. disciplinary body because they felt there was
''doubt as to the overall fairness of the hearing''.
On April 21,_1970, NY T-4, who has furnished reliable
inform~tion in the past, advised that from 10 to 20 SAS members
began a sit-in at 5:00 PM, April 20. 1970, in the offices formerly
occupied by __ the Naval R?TC at CU, which is now vacant. The
studen'ts were demanding 'th2t it be made .into Black Student Lounr,e.
The source a_dvised that although the university had declared the
demonstration an illegal one, no incidents occurred and no arrests
were made. The source further advised that the University was
contemplating no immediate action against the 'J}lar/n~7 ,,,J,/ re_
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TJ;:ie_,jlpril 21, 1970, edition of "CDs"-i-d"e'ITtTfTe-d-r:a·wrence
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~and F:~]~~~L as ~adus ,Q~SAS,.~ Tl1e Columbia Student -
Directory contains no reference to Fred Newell. It identifies
Lawrence M~ys as a student at Columbia College, home address 2908
Ambler, Cleveland, Ohio.
6n April. 23, 1970, the "Columbla Daily Spectator" re-
ported that the SAS sit-in was continuing and CU President
Andrew Cordier and Dean Carl Hovde were in favor of a black
student lounge. The decision, however. was ln control of the
Hartley Jlall Council, the governing body of the dormitory. Unl-
versity officials were attempting to convince Hartley Hall students
to support a black student lounge. The newspaper reported that
the University would not force the demonstrators to leave the oc-
cupied space.

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On May 1, 1970, NY T-1 advised that the sit-in at
• Hartley Hall was continuing, however, some developments
occurred: The dormitory cout'lci'l had--v-0-fed and-offered -fhe--
black students space for a black lounge, but it was not the
space they were currently occupying. The blacks voted to con-
tinue their sit-in and not to accept the offer. Nothirig will
be done by the University because it was decided to iJllow SAS
to continue the sit-in rather than force the issue by btinglng
disciplinary action. It will be allowed to continue until the
spring term ends. Actually the sit-in continues loosely as the
black students come and go as they wish and there is no consistent
occupancy of the space. It is being used as a black lounge even•
i. though it is not with approval.
''

On June 1, 1970, NY T-1 advised that SAS continues to
be an authorized student organization on campus of' CU. Its
membership consists of almost all the black students enrolled at
Columpia College, the_u11d.ergr_adua.te .school.•.?•.t. CU .. The membership
: 1s· ·P'68s-:tbl;y as _.h.i'gh'·a·r.-··200_;· hc 1::e\r':'r~ O?J}~l'.qbout 50 (;~:r~ activ:: j_n
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the group's affairs. SAS is considered ~o be the spokesman f'or ·
the black students and the University officials c~n~Ldcr the group
to be responsible and not violent. The university has disagreed
with some of the demands made by the group, but has generally been
syrnpnthetic. The un.i.\~ers:.ty d0cs r1ot con.sider 2/\~~ t0 be _Lrrcspon-
.-.'' sible and not difficult to deal with as some other groups. In
i the matter of the Hartley Hall sit-in, the University was success-
ful after two months of negotiations in workl.ng ou.t an agreement
whereby the Hartley Hall Dormitory Council has agreed to allow SAS
the space formerly occupied by the ROTC offices. SAS now calls it
a "Black Liberation Center'' and the sit-ln has terminated.

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~duccd to the level ."where they
Fell __

CRITICIZE SCHOOL n1ust Sc-ck ·some other form of
aid."
}Jarland Hoisington, dlreclor
of financial aid for the college,
Officials Reject Charges of/ denied the charges start- I
ing: "Over-all financial aid has Trotter
Afrq-An1erican Society
1ic; - ··-·~
increased over the last year. ·
More students are now rc.cciv- I
ing 1nore mone_y than ever be· :
')'0)r',
Holnu'··
[~OOill ____

I.. society
The S"tudent
if
Afro-An1erican
Colom Diii OniVCT'Srt'Y
fore."
J\1r.Hoisington cxplairicd that'
C:·Jn··_'.y
; yester ay critic.ized the school's while "few" students have had :
·rfinancial aid, recruitment and their scholarships cut, tuition I
disciplinnry pnilcics as they ap· and donnitory rates have risen
plied to black students. so that some scholarships have I
The group's stec1 ing con'1- become slightly inadequate. :
!mittec termed ,the rc>cruitmcnt After having called the uni· ·
~program . at the. univer.sity versity "insensitive" and "un-
;"token" and "conservative." i yieldi~g". th_e _re_p.oi:l.£52ns~u1~d:
llt noted that the adn1inistra-' "We must lecture -with action
:tion has not answered a pro-
;posal by .the Afro-American So-
cic_ty fur a special· ndinissions
l though they hear without
understanding."
I The statement has not yet:
I

boo. fd to dral with the selcc-1 · heen approved by the member- I
tion of black ar.d Hispanic ·ship of the Afro-Americ8n So-.
applicants. ciety. lt is expected to be
diiiifus ~fd
1
· Last spring black .~!udcnts' at a 1'.:'Cn1bcr-1•
,held · <1 twrl-d<iy sit-in. ·in th~-1 !slitp~ng this~~
Columbia College admissions - - - - - ---------- -·----- .. -

bffice den1anding tbe creation'!
of such a bOard.
: . Robert Laudicina, assistant
dean for student affairs; .said
~.that .the ·charge. was· uriwax_- •

ranted. "We have tried very The Wnshington Post
•hard to increase the ~nrollmcnt 1

TirnPs Hernld ____ _
'.of black students," he said. I' The Wnsbington Daily New.o.; -·~-
iPolitical' Suspensions Charged
The l•:vening Stur (Washington) __ _
, The black leaders also
,'charged that 10 per cent of/ The Sunday Star (Wash in gt on l
'the black studen l . body was Dally News {New York) ________ _
·suspended at the end of last,
Sund!:ly News (!\'cw York) _ _ _
semester for political reasons. 1
'rvfr. L;iudicina said that as 'farl New York Post----~~-~

l The New York Timcc; -~3~1f~--
ns· he knew, "no black st.udrnt
has ever been suspended for
political reasons in the history! The Sun (fif-lltimore) ___ .
of the college."
The Onily World_-------------·-
The statement, which ap-
l
1.peared in the Columbia Daily
·Spectator, also heavily· Criti-
The N('w Leader ____ .
The Wall Street Joun1fll __
, cized- the college's financial-aid
policies. The Nfltionul UbstTV('f - - - - - - - -
According to the statement, People's \Vorld ___ . ___________ _
"most black students depend
Examiner (Washin~lonl --·-- .
upori aid from tho col-
: le~e. ".lhict! is in m.anY cases in-!
ifSUtf1c1,cnt. 'The ~~:' __!~_?~UPJ
/t.5 7.~ /()(tJ dc2 <"/t' . OCT. _____
Dute ___ 1 1969
--· -
NOT RECORDED
46 OCT 8 1969

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OPTIONAi.. FORM NO. 10
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C;i"A FPMR (~1-,Cl'R) 101-11.e

Ul',ITED STATES GO'•.:RNMENT

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0 DIRECTOR, FBI (157-10632) DATE: 2/24/71

,~"Wf SAC, NEW YORK (157-2519) (C)

SUBJECT:
1
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STUDENTS/(FRO-AMERICAN SOCIETY
~lillililltJiflJJLm1$.l'.:tY~f.!~R:Y:Q15-J>:.~!Iij-0)_~-
· - - - '- RM

ReBuairtel, dated 11/4/70; NYairtel, dated 12/3/70,
captioned, "BLACK STUDENT GROUPS ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES; RACIAL
MATTERS."
Enclosed for the Bureau are 11 copies of an LHM, di.ted
and captioned as above.
/
Copies of this LHM are being disseminated locally to
the 108th MI Group, NISO, OSI and USA, SDNYo
Individual cases have been opened at the New York Office I
on the following individuals, mentioned in the attached L~fr1, to
determine background information: I:
MARVIN TUTEN NY 157-6160

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LAWRENCE MAYS NY 157-6162 p I
ROGER NEWELL NY 157-6161 p
LLOYD STEWART NY 157-6159 c
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In view of the information contained in the attached L~
that SAS is a legitimate, recognized on-campus student organization
and has no known connections with black extremist groups, it is
recommended that no further investigation be currently conducted,
UACB.
The New Yo Office will continue to be alert to the receipt
of any information arranting the institution of additional investi-
gation and submit a prbpr.iate recommendaJ;.],on_:
.-~ - . - -°'
\.\)~\\t.t:. EX..-u-a:
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REC-4
lOt~ ~u!J_au/ L
@Bureau (Encls. 11) (.RM)·. ' 6 MAR 1 1971
1-New York (157-59791.
1-New York (157-6160 -- · - - - -1
1-New York (157-6162 AGE.. NC.Y: 1. C!,;.'.\tl:_c (!'.'! (;: !l_r:RV.
1 -New York ~157-6161 H(1' . , ·- -. "•..Du .. ·· .-. ~ , , ..- -- I,,.,,.)
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L'NITED STATES DEPAl\TME:VT OF JUSTICE
/

FEDEHAL HUH.EAU OF INVES'l'IGA'l'ION

Jr1 Reply, Please Refer tu New York, New York
File 1\'o. February 24, 1971

Students Afro-American Society
(SAS), Columbia University,
New York City
Reference is made to previous communications, dated June 2,
1970 and May 28, 1969, captioned as above at New York.

On February 5, 1971, NY T-1, who has furnished reliable
information in the past, advised that the Students Afro-American
Society (SAS) continues to be the authorized black organization for
the students of Columbia College at Columbia University. The
organization does not include officers such as president, vice-
president, etc., but is run by a loosely organized Steering
Committee.

The numerical strength of the group is approximately 150
of the 200 black students in Columbia College. However, the 150
blacks are not active in the organization inasmuch as they sign
up with the group but never attend meetings or have any active
participation in SAS. The active numerical strength is about 30
students.
The group is considered by the Columbia University
administration as a respons_ible black organization which is genuinely
representing the interest of black students. The basic differences
between the administration and SAS are:

1. SAS claims additional black students should be
admitted to Columbia and
2. SAS wants black students to have a great deal of
control in the operation of the Black Studies Program and all affairs
involving black students. Although the Black Studies Program is in
effect at the University, the ad~inistration has never been willing
to give up the amount of control that SAS wants. SAS has always
operated independently of any other black organization and has no
connection with the Black Panther Party (BPP). SAS has a tendency
to support any and all black organizations merely because they are
black and not because of any support of the aims and purposes of
the various black groups.

This document contains neither recommendatlons nor conclusions of
the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). It is the property of
the FBI and is loaned to your agency; it and its contents are not to
be distributed outside your Rgency. ,/

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Students Afro-American Society
(SAS), Columbia University,
New York City

A characterization of the BPP is
attached. MEMBE~F SUBJECT ORGA!IZATION _

<,(~LL On November ', 1970,
az{ive members o
'~' ~~dvised t~
most
S are~LAfJRENC~ ROGER
I
and LL •STEWART.

On February 5, 1971, NY T-1 advised that MARVIN TUTEN and
LLOYD STEWART are no longer students at Columbia; however, MAYS
and NEWELL continue their student activity and their involvement
in SAS.

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Students Afro-Arner~can ~ociety
(SAS}, Col~mbia University,
New York City APPENDIX

BLACK PANTHER PARTY
Also Known As
Black Panther Party for Self-Defense
Accordlng to the official newspaper of the Black
Panther Party (BPP), the BPP was started during December,
1966, in Oakland, California, to organize black people so
they can take control ·af the life, politics, and the destiny
of the black community. It was organized by BOBBY G. SEALE,
BPP Chairman, and HUEY P. NEWTON, Minister of Defense, BPP.
The official newspaper, called "The Black Panther,"
regularly states that the BPP advocates the use ~f guns and
guerrilla tactics in its revolutionary program to end oppression
of the black people. Residents of the black community are
urged to arm themselves against the police who are consistently
referred to as "pigs" who should be killed.

The newspaper, in its issue of September 7, 1968,
had an article by the then Minister of Education. GEORGE
MURRAY. This article ended with the following:
"Black men. Black people, colored persons of
America, revolt everywhere! Arm yourselves. The only
culture worth keeping is revolutionary culture. Change.
Freedom everywhere. Dynamite! Black power. Use the gun.
Kill the pigs everywhere."

The BPP newspaper, issue of October 5, 1968, had an
article introduced with the following statement: "We wi 11
not dissent from Ameri9an government. We will overthrow it."
DAVID HILLIARD, Chief of Staff, _BPP, in a speech
at the San Francisco Polo Field on November 15, 1969, said
"We will kill Richard Nixon."

DAVID HILLIARD, in the "New York Times," issue of
December 13., 1969, was quoted as follows: "We advocate the
very direct overthrow of the government by way of force
and v.iolence."

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.~tudents Afro-American Society
0
(SAS), Columbia Un~versity,
New York City

2. APPENDIX

In the issue of April 25, 1970, the BPP newspaper
11ad an article 1J:,r I:lin.istor of Culture EI\iORY lIOlJGl,AS R~·:.:
follows:

if"I'he only v;a~r to 1nake th.is i-·z.cist IJS government
administer justice to tbe people i t is oppressing, is ...
by tnkiDG up arms against 1:11i.s ~ove1~nment, killing tt10
officials, until the reactionary forces ... are dead, a~d
tl1ose tb::Lt are left tt1rn thei.r \l'J'.:3!.1.pon.s. o·n the tr superiors,
theret~y 1·'):1.ssing revolu tioHa.ry jttd.l'.·.;:!,:~e:~nt a.ga..Ln:?. t ti'1e numl_:.e1..
one on.9my of all n\~-tnl<ind, tbe racif::t tJ.S. govcrnnt~nt.n

The BPP Ikadqu2rters is located at l04G Peralta
Street, Oakland, Califo1·nj_a, Brar1ci1cs of the BPP, llllli
CoiJUni.ttscs to C~ornbnt :!?~'"i,sci::.-;!nt ttndr.;<r cc>ntrol ol' the BPJ}:
hit vu been established in va.riotrs loc:1ti.ons in the Uni tcd
Sta.tea c>f America.

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OPTIONAL FORM NO. 10
MAY 1116). EDITION
GSA FPM,~_,.'..f!'!CFR) 10\-11.8
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UNITED ST P~l'>ZS GOVERNMENT.
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Memorandum
TO rft /RECTOR, FBI DATE: 3/8/71

FROM §"{ts AC, NEW__Y!'HK. ( 15 7-6161) ( C)

SUBJECT: ROGER CARLTON NEWELL
RM
/)O ,;J ( 00 • NY) .·. ; , .· i i ·· , / . _

. J? ,Re~let the-Iiureau-,-·-date~--T/24/7~,
,/ t·.J
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1
;6
)
,vy
and LHM to captioned
~TUDENTS, AFRO-ANERICAN SO.CTETY,____G_OL~~JJ-g~~J. RMo"
/_'.::J /-/':. __ __,
Enclosed for the Bureau are 11 copies of an LHM, suitable
for dissemination.
-

~ This LHM is classified "Confidential" because it
\, contains .information furnished by informants, the unauthorized
disclosm:'-e of which could jeopardize their future effectiveness ___
and at the same time, may adversely affect the national security~~-
['~~- -- -- --= ---=-- ---=-1 (
SA AUGUST J. MICEK contacted BCI, NYCPD, New York City,
on 1/28/71.

The representative of SIS, NYCPD, New York City,.
contacted on 2/3/71, is Detective EDWIN COOPER.

SA WARREN Ao GORTON contacted ROBERT W" ZULEG, Manager,
Records Division, Columbia University, on 1/28/71.
t
Informants contacted during December, 1970, January
and February, 1971, are as follows: RfG-22 - /
[FOIA{bj(l) - (D) I ~ ?o--/rJtfoJ;,, \1!(6_,,.r
~ iP. --\~ ~ 1>'{
·~ MAR i 1 rgyr ~()
~~~ •~
\
In view of the information in e ai'e'a'C:hed
£.?'-LHM and referenced LHM that SAS is a legitimate, recognized
cont~ined '
~& on-campus student organization and has no known connections with ·I'
- 'l black extremist groups and because ROGER NEWELL is not associated
with any black extremist group, the NYO is conducting no further
i_nvestigation in~is matter. fc c ~

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NY 157-6161

The NYO will continue to remain alert to the receipt
of any information warranting the institution of additional
investigation and submit appropriate recommendations to the
Bureau.

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CcXfFc..-.-:iENTIAL
I
l:NJTE.D STATES DEP·\RTMENT OF JUSTICE

FEDEllAL BLHEAlJ OF l:\JVI<:STIGATJON

New York, New York
Jn /foply, I)lease Refer to
File l\'o.
March 8, 1971
NYfile 157-6161
Roger Carlton.Newell
Reference is made to New York memorandum, dated
February 24, 1971, captioned."Students Afro-American'Society
(SAS), Columbia University, .N}'e."
On November 12, 1970, NY T-1, who has furnished reliable
information in the past, advised that the.Students Afro-American
Society (SAS) is currently active at Coluf(ibiaUniversity (CU)
and that Roger Newell is an active member of this group.
On February 5, 1971, NY T-1 advised that SAS continues
to be the ?Uthorized black organization for the students of
Columbia College at CU. The organization does not include officers
such as president, vice-president, etc., but is run by a loosely
organized Steering Committee. The active numerical strength
is about 30 students.
The group is considered by the CU administration as a
responsible black organization which is genuinely representing
the interest of black students. Newell continues to be active
in SAS.
On January 28, 1971, Special Clerk Donald M. Weber
caused a search to be made of the files contained in the Credit
Bureau of Greater New York. No record for Roger Newell was
located,
On January 28, 1971, a Special Agent (SA) of the Federal
Bureau of Investigation (FBI) caused a search to be made of the
files contained in the Bureau of Criminal Identification, New York
City Police Department (NYCPD), New York City. No record for
Roger Newell was located.

ed from automatic
ading and
dee! sif ication
This document contains neither recommendations norconclusions of
the FBI. It is the property of the FBI and is loaned to your agency;
it and its contents are not to be distributed outside your agency.
/
"-"L'"r·~'f'" ,-,,1W.'12lJJ!!.1.~f/ 100 :J;t..,,...- /~
Q',~:_J~~'.:o·~ - - ~ ENCLOSUrU:
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CONFllt\:ENTIAL
Roger Carlton Newell
I

On February 3, 1971, a representative of the Security
and Investigation Section (SIS), Intelligence Division, NYCPD,
New York.City, advised his department has no information regarding
Roger Newell.
the 1970-71 CU S~nt Directory lists the following
information regarding Roge~well:
Q

On January 28, 1971, an individual, who is in a position
to furnish.re.liable information, advised an SA of the FBI that
Roger Carlton Newell is a student in good standing at CU, having
enrolled September, 1969. · Newell was born January 17, 1951,, at
Washington, D.C. ·No other information is ava:itable. -·- -~.
,,.... .....-_......,,_.

Confidential sources, who have furnished reliable :
information in the past and are familiar with Black Nationalist
activities in the New York City area, were contacted during the
months of December, 1970 and January and February, 1971, concerning
Roger Newell with negative results.

cor:i)(rDENTIAL

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(1'ypc in plaintcxl or code) -i
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AIRTEL

FROM: SAC, NEW YO K (157-6162) (C)
SUBJECT: LAWREN MAYS
RM
(00: NY)
~eNYlet and LHM to the Bureau, dated 2/24/71,
captioned STUDENTS AFRO-AMERIC_AN SOCIETY, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY,
NYC; RM"; Cvlet to New Yor'K-,-datea~-37197/1. ,, , _
. -~· ,-:;__
Enclosed for the Bureau are 11 copies of an LHM,
suitable for dissemination, and captioned as above.
This LHM is classified "Confidential" because it
contains information furnished by informants, the unauthorized
disclosure of which could jeopardize their future effectiveness
and at the same time, may adversely affect the national security.
'~
~ ?
~ ~ SA AUGUST J. MICEK contacted BCI, NYCPD, New York
~ on 12/18/70.
~ The repEesentative of SIS, NYCPD, New York City,
\ \ (-_'- contacted on 12/18/70, is Detective EDWIN COOPER.
"1)
\~ SA WARREN'A, GORTON contacted ROBERT W. ZULEG, Manager,
Records Division, Columbia University, on 12/21/70.
j 1(
~- -~jforrnants contacted during the months of December,
~\ 197~:~~~~,~Ad ~are__aJs J~l;w~/00 3 ~ .-Ii
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NY 157-6162

In view of the information contained in the attached
LHM and referenced LHM that SAS is a legitimate, recognized on-
campus student organization and has no known connections with black
extremist groups and because LAWRENCE MAYS is not associated with
any black extremist group, the NYO is conducting no further inves-
tigation in this matter.

The NYO will continue to remain alert to the recEipt of
any information warranting the institution of additional investi-
gation and submit appropriate recommendations to the Bureau.

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AIRTEL
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FROM: SAC, NEW YORK (157-6162) (C) ,/· -fV
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; ') ReNYlet and LHM to the Bureau, dated 2/24/71, captioned
''8JIDENTS-AERO.,,AMEE,Is:;AJ\l_S.OCIETY., C.OLUMBIA. UNIVEf'S_I1.'Y, NYC; RM";
CVlet to New York, dated 3/19/71.-
Enclosed for the Bureau are 11 copies of an LHM,
suital:ie for dissemination, and captioned as above.
This LHM is classified "Confidential" because it con-
tains information furnished by informants, the unauthorized •
disclosure of which could jeopardize their future effectiveness/
and at the same time, may adversely affect the national secu~i'ty.
"--~ I

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SA AUGUST J. MICEK contacted BCI, NYCPD, New York City,
on 12/18/70.
The representative of SIS, NYCPD, New York City, con-
tacted on 12/18/70, is Detective EDWIN COOPER.
lll"l SA WARREN A. GORTON contacted ROBERT W. ZULEG, Manager, f'I"
]lecords Division, Columbia University, on 12/21/70. i
(7
\ . Informants contact.ed during·. the months. of Decembef, \)!"'
~~~ ~970, January and FeJ:r~1}!J~. 197Rl~~l[af~ot}1~~j ({ ;,,b-//f\\J 3 ~t
'll;o/ er t ' ~}01 "'~\ \ - - -

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NY 157-6162

In view of the information contained in the attached .1
LHM and referenced LHM that SAS is a legitimate, recognized on;'
campus student or gen ization and has no known connections with black
extremist groups and because LAWRENCE MAYS is not associated with
any black extremist group, the NYO is conducting no further inves-
tigation in this rratter.

The NYO will continue to remain alert to the receipt of
any information warranting the institution of additional investi-
gation and submit appropriate reconunendations to the llureau.

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CQ!;l_FID~TIAL
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lrt'IITED STATES DEPAHTME:-.IT OF JUSTICE

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

In Reply, Plea.~c RPjer to New York, New York
File No, April 2 \), 1971
NYfile 157-6162

Lawrence Mays
Reference is made to New York memorandwn, dated
February 24, 1971, captioned "Students· Afro-American Society (SAS),
Colwnbia University, NYC."
On November 12, 1970, NY T-1, who has furnished
reliable information in the past, advised that the Students
Afro-American Society (SAS) is currently active at Colwnbia
University (CU) and that Lawrence Mays is an active member of this
group.
On February 5, 1971, NY T-1 advised that SAS continues
to be the authorized black organization for the students of Colwnbia
College at CU. The.organization does not include officers such
as President, Vice-President, etc., but is run by a loosely organ-
ized SteerirgCommittee. The active nwnerical strength is about
30 students.
The group is considered by the CU administration as a
responsible black organization which is genuinely representing the
interest of black students. Mays continues to be active in SAS.
On December 21, 1970, Special Clerk (SC) Donald M.
Weber caused a search to be made of the files contained in the
Credit Bureau of Greater New York. No record identifiable with
Lawrence Mays was located.
On December 12, 1970, a Special Agent (SA) of the
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) caused a search to be made
of the files contained in the Bureau of Criminal Identification,
New York City Police Department (NYCPD), New York City. No record
for Lawrence Mays could be found.

CONFI.NTIAL
m:CU\c81c!EfJ !cY~~ll!!!,?fO!.!Rttll
.. GROU~
c.-.:_tb:_Z.1.·03. Exel d from automatic
downg ding and
decl ification
This docwnent contains neither recommendations nor conclusions of
the FBI. It is the property of the FBI and is loaned to your agency;
it and its contents aze
not to be dis-tributed outside your agency.
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CONFifil:NTIAL
Lawrence Mays

On December 12, 1970, a representative of the Security
and Investion Section (SIS), Intelligence Division, NYCPD, New York
City, advised his office has no information regarding Lawrence Mays.
The 1970-71 CU Student Directory lists the following
information regarding rence Mays:

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On December 21, 1970, an individual, who is in a
position to furnish reliable information, advised as SA of the
FBI that Lawrence Mays is astudent in good standing at CU, having
enrolled September, 1968. Mays was 12.2.r..U...l@l}"~t.:Y-••f.•.•.,,!.22.Q,,...Q.t
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Confidential sources, who have furnished reliable
infonnation in the past and are familiar with Black Nationalist
activities in the New York City area, were contacted during the
months of December, 1970, January and February, 1971, concerning
Lawrence Mays with negative results.
On February 9, 1971, the records of the Chicago Police
Department and Chicago Credit Bureau were caused to be checked and
no record could be located identifiable with Mays.
On March 19, 1971, credit and criminal checks conducted
at Cleveland, Ohio, could not offer any information concerning
Lawrence Mays.
A Cleveland indices check did reveal, however, that
Lawrence Mays was a studnet and President of the Student Council
at John F. Kennedy High School, Cleveland, Ohio, during March,
1967. Information was received at that time, indicating that M?.yS
was leader of a group at school which was primarily interested in
the use of "Black Power" in means of organizing and operating
the school.
During the Spring of 1970, racial sources were con-
tacted in the Cleveland area, but no information was obtained
concerning Lawrence Mays. However, background information was
obtained from the Board of Education, Census Bureau, Cleveland,
on May 31, 1967, as follows:

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Name
Date of Birth Lawrence Mays
Place of Birth January 2 , 1950
Sex Chicago , Illinois
Race Male
Black

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