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Racial separatism: the students' choice

Date: March 25, 1984

Author: unknown

Biographical/Historical abstract:

Additional contributor: Giles Lambertson


This March 25, 1984 investigative report, published in the Greensboro News & Record, measures the progress of integration on the campuses of predominantly white University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), as well as the historically black North Carolina A&T State University (A&T). The report notes that in the fall of 1983, A&T was 8.98% white, while UNCG was 9.94% black and Chapel Hill was 8.65% white. The story also reveals that while students at the schools develop interracial friendships, they prefer to live with students of their own race. Also noted is the tendency of white A&T students to live off campus during this time, apparently not feeling comfortable living on campus.

This article was clipped and saved in a scrapbook by Clarence “Curly” Harris, manager of the Greensboro Woolworth store at the time of the 1960 sit-ins that spawned lunch counter sit-ins across the South and rejuvenated the civil rights movement. Included along with this article is an editorial column “Black, white students still not color-blind” written by Greensboro News & Record editor Giles Lambertson.


Format of original: Newspaper Clippings

Collection: Clarence Lee Harris Papers

Repository: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Item#: 1.4.915

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