Prior to the opening of Upendo Lounge in February 1973, the Black Student Movement (BSM) procured a small office space on the the second floor of the Frank Porter Graham Student Union in which they could meet. The office space did not serve as a space for Black students to socialize or to build a sense of community outside of the organization of the BSM, but the office space was the first institutionally-recognized space for gathering created by Black students.
Organization: Black Student Movement
Space Use: Student Life
Spatial Organizing Approach: Creation
Date Created: 1970
Date Ended: 1973
Campus Space: Upendo Lounge
Citation: Interview with John Sellars by Alex Ford, 8 November 2015, N-0043 in the Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007), Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.