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This rang quite true for Hoston ...
This rang quite true for Hoston Harris; after her father spoke with his friend, Southern's president, Dr. Felton G. Clark, "Two men came to the jail and told me that I could be released.
The 16 students were summoned to a meeting with President Clark thereafter.
President Clark expelled the 16 students.
They were told that they were barred from finishing their education in Louisiana.
Asked by President Clark to write letters to a member of the State Board of Education apologizing and asking to be readmitted, they refused to do so.
No doubt Southern's president, Dr. Felton Clark, was under tremendous political pressure in 1960 to expel the 16 students.
Veterans of the Civil Rights Movement -- History & Timeline, 1960
Together, these Black institutions are known as the Atlanta University Center (AUC). [ In 1988 Atlanta and Clark merged to form Clark-Atlanta University. ]
Felton Clark, the President of Southern University (SU) — a segregated, state-funded, Black college in Baton Rouge — tells students they will be expelled if they sit-in.
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Felton G. Clark Distinguished Professor
Civil Rights Movement -- History & Timeline, 1961
With the other CORE leaders in jail, D'Army Bailey leads 3,000 students on a march to the campus residence of SU President Felton Clark who promises not to expel students arrested on sit-ins as he had done the previous year.
At a faculty convocation next day, SU President Clark denounces the demonstrators as "hoodlums" and "anarchists."
2theadvocate.com - Dr. Clark As We Knew Him 10/12/03
Longtime Southern University President Felton G. Clark to be remembered at ceremony on campus
...Felton Grandison Clark Felton Grandison Clark, second president of Southern University, will be remembered by former students and colleagues at a ceremony celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, at the Smith-Brown Memorial Union on the Southern campus.
...Clark, who died in 1970, was president from 1938 to 1969, and transformed Southern from a typical black college with limited opportunity to a university, Ransburg said.
greatest contribution was the intellectual vigor he
brought to the campus.
...Felton G. Clark, second president of Southern University, was known in educational and political circles all over the nation.
When Eleanor Roosevelt visited Baton Rouge during the Depression, she
toured Southern University
and conferred with Clark
is remembering Clark
with observances on the 100th anniversary of his
birthday, Monday, Oct. 13.
loved football, but academics came first, Harrison
said 'don't tell me, go to Felton
in charge of academics.' The players didn't play. "Clark liked the coach, A.W. 'Ace' Mumford, who lost for three years when he first came to Southern and everybody wanted to fire him.Clark
said wait till next season, and Mumford won all the games and was a legend for 26 years."