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[Letter from Chancellor Singletary to Sherry Mullins]

Date: April 2, 1963

Author: Otis Arnold Singletary

Biographical/Historical abstract: Singletary (1921-2003) was chancellor of Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (later UNCG) from 1961-1966, a pivotal point in the civil rights movement.

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In this letter to Secretary of Student Legislature Sherry Mullis, Chancellor Otis Singletary of Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (WCUNC) informs the Student Legislature of four specific items of concern. The fourth item is a response to a resolution the Student Government passed recently concerning the "Negro students of Woman's College". The resolution requested the chancellor to use his "authority and influence" to aid in solving the issue that "Negro students are not served by the establishments on Tate Street."

The chancellor explains that he has met with several commercial establishments on Tate Street and was unsuccessful in persuading them to change their policies regarding segregation. Singletary further clarifies that the resolution contains misconceptions about WCUNC, such as that it has any power to guarantee privileges of its students when they are off the campus or that the college doesn't provide equal support to black students.


Format of original: Correspondence

Collection: Chancellor Otis Arnold Singletary Records

Repository: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Item#: 1.85.1389

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