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Letter from a Board of Trustees member concerning race relations and the Greensboro sit-ins
March 7, 1960
John W. Clark
John W. Clark served as a member of the University of North Carolina Board of Trustees in the 1950s and 1960s.
This copy of a letter from University of North Carolina Board of Trustees member John W. Clark to fellow member Mark C. Lassiter, dated March 7, 1960, discusses Clark's reaction to several issues of race relations, including the Greensboro and Winston-Salem sit-ins. Clark questions the motivation and backing of individuals working to end segregation and suggests that the people of North Carolina should be advised of who is “subsidizing” the movement. Clark also mentions that three students at Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (WCUNC, now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro) were involved in the sit-ins, all of them from “out of state.” The “out of state” theme is continued throughout the letter.
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Chancellor Gordon William Blackwell Records
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