LREI’s First Affinity Group

The Organization of Afro-American Students (OAAS) forms in 1970, becoming LREI’s first affinity group.

The stated purposes of the OAAS were:

To promote unity among the Black students in the school
To promote awareness of the Black Revolution
To promote Black culture within the school

Meetings which will not be open to the entire school. Planning of activities and discussions must be done by Black students only. At times there will be “open meetings” which white students can attend but not participate in. Seminars, forums, films, and other cultural and educational events will be open to the entire school.

—David Jones, INFO