To celebrate Black History Month, the Student Afro-American Society (SAS) held a cultural weekend.  A keynoted address by Professor of History Yosef A.A. Ben-jochannan, an Egyptologist from of Cornell University was accompanied by a jazz concert by American cornetist, guitarist and singer Olu Dara, a cabaret and a recital by the Hudson Valley Dance Theatre.

Dr. Ben-jochannan’s Black Man of the Nile and His Family (1969) set forth his thesis that the ancient high culture of Egypt was traceable to African origins.