The United Negro College Fund receives their largest ever donation by a Black organization.
1974 (Jul 1)
The Atlanta University Center Digest reported that the largest single gift ever donated by a Black organization was received by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). UNCF executive director Christopher F. Edley announced that the $132,000 gift came from the Links, Inc., a national Black women's social organization. At the time, the Links had more than 130 chapters in thirty-five states across the nation. Helen G. Edmonds, a North Carolina Central University history professor and president of the Links, said that her organization “recognized the absolute importance of higher education to Black people at this point in history and agreed wholeheartedly with the UNCF slogan, A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Waste.”