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Timeline of events related to the Greensboro sit-ins

Date: February 10, 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 document, dated February 10, 1960, is a chronological listing of events surrounding the Greensboro sit-ins, which began February 1, 1960, including the response of Woman's College and Chancellor Gordon William Blackwell. The timeline documents negotiations involving WCUNC and North Carolina A&T State University. Several WCUNC students participated in the sit-ins, and the timeline concludes with a mention of Blackwell's address to the student body in which he was critical of student participation. There is a cover letter showing that the timeline was sent by Blackwell to the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees and to University of North Carolina President William Friday.


Format of original: Report

Collection: Chancellor Gordon William Blackwell Records

Repository: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Item#: 1.8.247

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