Forum on Black Affairs addresses concerns of Blacks

September 17, 1974

The Forum on Black Affairs (FOBA) represented Black faculty, staff, and graduate students, and addressed university programs, policies, and activities that concerned Blacks.

FOBA debuted as a formal organization in 1974 with a reception at the Nittany Lion Inn and featured a short speech by Penn State President John W. Oswald. The first officers of FOBA included: Robert Allen (president), Margot Akom (first vice president), Rev. Charles Coleman (second vice president), Stewart Strothers (secretary), and Beedie Cramer (treasurer).