A New Black Consciousness
"MuCuba is not just a club, it is a life-style--a home away from home. We are not just black students going to Mundelein College, we are a black community." "What Is MuCuba," skyPAPER, May 22, 1970
While the student body engaged in the Civil Rights Movement by publishing newspaper editorials and planning campus speaker series, a group of African-American students remained discontented with the underlying motives of their peers: to eradicate the nation of Southern racism and segregation. Black Mundeleinites created their own sense of community on the white campus. As part of their extracurricular activities, a group founded MuCuba, the Mundelein College Black Students Association, to create a safe space on campus to decry institutionalized racism and cultivate an on-campus black culture. From this same movement rose Diane Allen—a sociology major and new student leader—who spoke out against the barriers for black students at white colleges and, specifically, at Mundelein.