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Investigation continues in Champaign


Students must continue fight for change

Palaver acts out interracial friendship

Ninety-nine years of editorial freedom
Vol. C, No. 72 Ann Arbor, Michigan -Tuesday, January 16,1990 The Michigan Daily

by Marion Davis
Daily Staff Writer
Twenty years ago, Ron Scott was
a member of the Black Panther Party
and struggling for civil rights.
Yesterday, Ron Scott was the
keynote speaker at the annual Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Unity
March, urging the crowd of nearly
2,000 to give University President
James Duderstadt a "mandate."
"We will change the University,"
Scott said to the crowd which packed
the Diag. He encouraged those in at-
tendance to continue the struggle and
reach the "mountain top" of racial
equality in access to higher educa-
Rackham student Anthony Hen-
derson, who also spoke at the unity
march, said the internal organization
of the University should be changed
to address the needs of Black stu-
dents. "We need a Black studies de-
See SPEECHES, Page 2




Un ity
By Vera Songwe
Daily Staff Writer
Like a river flowing through the
streets of Ann Arbor, thousands of
students, faculty, and local residents
marched through the University for
the annual Dr. Martin Luther King,
Jr. Day Unity March.
The banners at this year's march
carried many of the same slogans as
last year's banners, such as "We
have a dream for a racist free univer-
sity." New banners this year, such as
"Oppression at home and abroad:
U.S. out of Panama," reflected other
current political concerns.
The banners were diverse, but the
messages the same. It was a march
against racism and oppression, a de-
mand for justice to be done.
The chanting from the procession
was softer this year, but "Hey! Hey!
Ho! Ho! Racism has got to go!,"
and, "The people united will never
See MARCH, Page 2

Participants in the Annual Martin Luther King Day Unity March: We who believe in freedom cannot rest. We who believe in freedom cannot rest until
it comes.


speaks of
King '
Inl uence
by Mark Katz
Daily Minority Issues Reporter
The time is now for people of all
races and all backgrounds to "sound
the promise of change," United Farm
Workers of America President C sar
Chavez told a crowded Rackham Au-
ditorium audience yesterday morn-
Delivering the plenary address for
the University's Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr. Day Symposium, Chavez
warned that "the enemies of justice
want you to only think of Dr. King
as a (Black civil rights activist)."
King, however, campaigned dili-
gently for the rights of all workers,
and all poor and disadvantaged peo-

Student turnout good, but
varied at MLK Day events

by Diane Cook
Daily Women's Issues Reporter
The turnout for yesterday's
celebrations honoring Dr: Martin
Luther King, Jr. was good, but
varied depending on the event, said
Dr. Charles Moody, vice provost for
minority affairs.
Thousands of people were
gathering in University auditoriums
for commemorative lectures, panel
discussions, and other events as part
of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Day symposium "King's Legacy:
Our Unfinished Agenda."
In order for the University to hold
the day's celebrations, the academic
calendar was altered. The winter
break was extended so that classes
resumed after the break on Jan. 11
instead of Jan. 5, pushing the last
day of classes back one week.
The University has to hold a
certain number of class days each
semester, said Douglas Woolley,

associate registrar, as an explanation
for the change of the calendar. "We
have to have at least three study
days, six exam days, so many class
days, and two days for orientation,"
he said. In addition, the University
prefers to hold commencement on a
Saturday. In order to do all of the
above, the University calendar had to
be temporarily altered, he said.
Many people were concerned that
students would take long weekends
and come back from break yesterday,
resulting in low attendance for the
Moody said the attendance varied
and that it was difficult to compare
this year's attendance to last year's.
"For some things (the turnout) was
greater thisyear" he said.
"For me, the success is not so
much the turnout as it is what the
students do the next 350 days,"
Moody added.
"I hope we don't base the success

on just numbers, but how these
things affect our daily lives and
institutions. For me, that's critical,"
Moody added.
"What was offered was excellent,
it was just a matter of people
deciding to take advantage," said
Andrea Monroe-Fowler, organizer of
the yesterday's events.
"'Psychology of prejudice and
racism' was standing room only.
This is indicative of people's
personal desire to begin to
understand their own biases and do
the right thing. A lot of people
really want to explore and come to
terms with the issues," she said.
Fowler said future University
events should be geared toward
participatory events "because people
really do care,"
Attendees said that though they
noticed fewer people at the march
than in the past, there were many
See TURNOUT, page 2

President of the United Farm Workers of America Cesar Chavez tells a
crowd at Rackham Auditorium that Dr. King campaigned for civil rights
for all people.

ple, he said.
Using a brief film to illustrate
his point, Chavez, the founder of the

UFW, told of the dismal plight fac-
ing Californian farm workers. He
See CHAVEZ, Page 2

E. Germans storm
police headquarters

Michigan breaks
Illini's 28-game
home win streak

EAST BERLIN (AP) - Tens of
thousands of East Germans stormed
secret police headquarters yesterday,
tore up offices and hurled furniture
out windows, G.D.R. official media
reported. State TV said the rampage
put the country's democratic reforms
"in gravest danger." The New Forum
pro-democracy group had originally
organized the protests and had repeat-
edly called for demonstrators to avoid
Also yesterday, chief prosecutor
Hans-Juergen Joseph said he planned
treason indictments of Erich Ho-
necker, the Stalinist leader forced out
three months ago, and the head of
his secret police.
State TV said the situation at the
dreaded agency's headquarters got

"You were not elected by the
people!" the crowd shouted as Mod-
row called for restraint and warned
against violence.
Protestors shouted "We are the
people! We are the people!" as they
rushed into the building. According
to witnesses, they scattered docu-
ments and looted wine, food and
clothing from storerooms and clos-
The protesters filled the stairways
with papers, ripped out drawers from
the offices and broke numerous win-
dows. Several ripped down a picture
of Honecker and trampled it.
Although there were about 60 po-

by Taylor Lincoln
Daily Basketball Writer

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Michigan
did not play a perfect game last
night. The foul shooting was poor
and the ball handling was suspect.
But in the end, the Wolverines'
defense and tenacity prevailed, as
they won a fiercely contested 74-70
decision, snapping a 10-game losing
streak in Champaign.-
It was a game in which Michigan
never trailed, but several times
Illinois pulled within one point in
the second half, the final time
coming with 31 seconds left when

said, "Hustle and guts will take you
so far. Against a team like
Michigan, you've got to shoot the
ball. I don't know a team on our
schedule we're going to beat the rest
of the way shooting 40 percent."
Rumeal Robinson made the first
end of the ensuing one-and-one. His
second shot bounded out to Sean
Higgins, who tipped the ball to
Robinson, who passed the ball to
Vaught, who was fouled with 26
seconds left. Vaught made both
shots to seal the win.
Higgins scored 16 points,
including four of five on three-


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