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Black Group to Work For 'Pan-Africanism'

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The Organization of Black Unity (OBU)-a newly-created group of black students at all Harvard graduate schools and the College-met for the first time Wednesday night and set up a program to promote Pan Africanism.

The 250 members present agreed that the goal of OBU was to "coordinate the interdisciplinary skills toward the building of a black nation for all African people." according to Philip N, Lee. a third year law student and spokesman for the group.

Lee emphasized that the OBU was not merely a continuation of last year's efforts to organize black students, but had a definite ideological direction-the creation of a "black nation."

'Ujoma'

"It was made clear that the formation of this organization stems from the need of black people to come together under the concept of 'ujoma'"-a Swahili word for unity, he explained.

Possible OBU projects discussed included:

raising funds for Mozambique and Angolan freedom fighters.

fighting the problems faced when black people try to get jobs with construction companies:

relating black studies to the work of Stokely Carmichael and Nkrumah in Africa.

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