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Dunbar Society

The Dunbar Society was established in 1904 to organize the activities of African American students. Then in 1925, the Dunbar Society began organizing academic, athletic, and social activities. The Society served as a precursor to the University's Black Studies Program (currently Africana Studies) and the Black Affairs Council, both of which were founded in the 1960's. Through the SIU Foundation, the Dunbar Society has been re-introduced as the Dunbar Leadership Society and, with your support, will stand as a shining example among all African American-giving societies at state universities.

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SIU Dr. Lawrence Hatchett 


"Dr. R. Lawrence Hatchett isn't an SIU alumnus, but he's most certainly a Saluki." Read more...