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Letter from Elmer D. Yost to Governor Dan Moore Protesting UNCG Black Power Forum

Date: circa November 16, 1967

Author: Elmer D. Yost

Biographical/Historical abstract: Elmer D. Yost was a citizen of Greensboro who wrote Governor Dan Moore to protest the Black Power Forum held at The University of North Carolina in Greensboro in 1967.

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Description: This letter from Greensboro resident Elmer D. Yost to Governor Dan K. Moore, dated November 16, 1967, contains Yost's complaints about the controversial Black Power Forum held at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) November 1-3, 1967. Yost refers to the “black bearded leaders” as “socialistic” and “extremists” and notes that they “did everything possible to get the white girls to associate with them, and some even broke all laws of decency.” He goes on to praise Lieutenant Governor Robert Scott's published statements about the forum. An editorial from the Raleigh News & Observer is attached.

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Format of original: Correspondence

Collection: Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson Records

Repository: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Item#: 1.14.107

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