On Feb. 1, 1960, four students from all-black North
Carolina Agricultural and Technical College walked into a Woolworth
five-and-dime with the intention of ordering lunch, but the manager of the
Greensboro store had his own intentions. Those four young men stood their
ground yet shoved history forward.
Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated
the month of February asBlack
we recognize, embrace, and celebrate our members. Our many similarities coupled
with our differences make us, as an association, who we are today--a united
membership moving history forward in hopes of better futures for our students
and lives we touch.
in the fight for racial equality (including the landmark 1954 Supreme Court
verdict in Brown v. Board of Education and the Montgomery Bus Boycott),
segregation was still the norm across the southern United States in 1960. Early
that year, a non-violent protest by young African-American students at a
segregated Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, sparked a
sit-in movement that soon spread to college towns throughout the region. Though
many of the protesters were arrested for trespassing, disorderly conduct or
disturbing the peace, their actions made an immediate and lasting impact,
forcing Woolworth’s and other establishments to change their segregationist
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reminder, polls for the 2016-2017 elections will open tomorrow, Wednesday, January
27, 2016. Please
plan to cast your vote before the polls close on February 9, 2016 at 3:00 pm EST. Voting
will be open to all current active, paid, and qualified SASFAA members.
the candidates' information prior to the election, please visit our website at www.sasfaa.org. The process of submitting nominations
from the floor has closed.
forward to seeing many of you in Greensboro!
As a reminder, SASFAA polls for the 2016-2017
elections will open on Wednesday, 01/27/2016.
To review the candidates' information prior to the election, please visit our website
In compliance with the SASFAA Policies & Procedures, qualified, active members have the opportunity to submit any final nominations for
candidates for office. This process serves as 'nominations from the floor.' If you would like to nominate
any final candidates for office, please notify me via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 3:00p.m. on Monday, 01/25/2016. This will
provide the required opportunity to add any final nominations to the ballot.
I look forward to seeing many of you in Greensboro!
Nathan Basford Nominations & Elections, Chair
Election polls will open on January 27th, 2016. Please plan to cast your vote before the
polls close on February 9th, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. EST. Voting is open to
current active, paid and qualified SASFAA members.