Document Description:  The national coverage of the Black Awareness Council in the fall of 1992 drew the attention of Spike Lee, then still an emerging filmmaker and a cousin by marriage to the late Dr. Stone. Lee, along with Black nationalist leader Khalid Abdul Muhammad, spoke to over 5,000 people in the Dean Smith Student Activities Center on September 18, 1992. After meeting with Black student leaders including John Bradley, Tim Smith, and Michelle Thomas, Lee spoke to the crowd, urging more Black athletes to sit out games to advocate for a free-standing BCC.

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Organization: BCC Movement

Date: 9/21/1992

Document Type: Newspaper Article

Creator: Anna Griffin

Document Collection: The Daily Tar Heel

Campus Space: The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History

Citation: Griffin, Anna. “About 5,000 rally in support of free-standing BCC.” The Daily Tar Heel. 21 September 1992. Page 1.