The Student Afro-American Society held a “Cultural Weekend.” Events included the February 16th lecture “They Came Before Columbus” and a lunch with Civil Rights leader John Lewis.  Chairman from 1963 to 1966 of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and a keynote speaker at the March on Washington in August 1963, on March 7, 1965, Lewis was leading the protestors across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, AL, when they were attached by Alabama state troopers.