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Memo to the faculty of WCUNC about the Greensboro sit-ins

Date: March 16, 1960

Author: Gordon Williams Blackwell

Biographical/Historical abstract: Gordon Williams Blackwell (1911-2004) served as Chancellor of Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (WCUNC, now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro) from 1957 to 1960.

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Description: This memorandum from Chancellor Gordon William Blackwell dated March 16, 1960, addresses the publicity given to Blackwell's remarks to the student body following the sit-ins. Blackwell states that his comments, which were critical of the sit-ins, must be viewed in light of the fact that the events had occurred so close to an event that had been planned in advance, and notes that he is working on a solution to the problem. Several Woman's College students participated in the sit-ins.


Format of original: Correspondence

Collection: Chancellor Gordon William Blackwell Records

Repository: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Item#: 1.8.245

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