Dwuan June recalls establishing his legacy as the Editor-in-Chief of the Technician. Interview on June 18, 2012. (1:09)


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The 1980s was a weird-. That period at State was weird because Kevin Howell happened to be the first African American student body president, 00:00:00.000 - 00:00:10.789
Stacy-I can't remember her last name-happened to be the first African American homecoming queen, and then Brian Nixon, and then all of a sudden here I come. 00:00:10.789 - 00:00:22.978
So I just wanted to be known as the guy who happened to be-. My goal was not to be an African American editor. I wanted to be the editor-in-chief of the newspaper, 00:00:22.978 - 00:00:36.204
it just so happened that I happened to be black, and that's how I wanted to be known. It was a good honor and I'm glad that that happened, but that's not what I wanted it to be. 00:00:36.204 - 00:00:48.507
My goal was to be editor-in-chief and it just so happened that the hue of my skin was there. I'm not going to shirk that responsibility but, you know, that's how I wanted to look at it. 00:00:48.507 - 00:01:02.873

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