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Letter from Chancellor Ferguson regarding creation of a black student lounge at UNCG

Date: March 1, 1971

Author: James Sharbrough Ferguson

Biographical/Historical abstract: James Sharbrough Ferguson served as chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro from 1967 to 1979.

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Description: This March 1, 1971 letter from UNCG Chancellor James S. Ferguson to the coordinators of the school's Neo-Black Society outlines the creation of a lounge in the campus student center to be used primarily by the school's African American students. The lounge will also house the offices of the Neo-Black Society. Ferguson expresses a desire that the lounge will create a campus environment that is attractive and beneficial to African American students but also points out that the lounge should be open to all students in accordance with the U.S. Civil Rights Act.

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Format of original: Correspondence

Collection: Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson Records

Repository: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Item#: 1.14.312

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