The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
EBONI [Emerson's Black Organization with Natural Interests] archives
Repository: Emerson College. Archives
Collection Description (CRHP): In the late 1960s, black students at Emerson on our campus formed a group called EBONI (Emerson's Black Organization with Natural Interests) mostly because there were very few black students at the college and the College offered no scholarships. The student group gave a list of ten demands to the administration which escalated into the students storming the administrative offices at some point. The aftermath resulted in the establishment of some scholarships, a new 'Soul Food' menu in the cafeteria and general education courses geared towards civil rights. This collection includes an audio recording of an oral history interview of Moonyene Jackson. The interview was done in the 1980s on cassette tape. Ms. Jackson was one of the founders and President of EBONI in 1969. The collection also includes a folder of information containing original documentation and correspondence surrounding the student protests.
Access Copy Note: Researchers must gain permission from Ms. Jackson to listen to the interview. The archives are open to students, faculty, staff, and the public by appointment only.
Digital Status: No
Extent: 1 folder (manuscripts; 1 audio recording)
Interviewees: Moonyene Jackson
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African American college students--Massachusetts
African American college students--Societies, etc.
Civil rights movements--Massachusetts