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North Carolina Advisory Committee on Civil Rights

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Biographical/Historical note: The North Carolina Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights was established in 1957 by the Civil Rights Act of 1957, and was chaired in its early years by Greensboro native McNeill Smith. The Advisory Committee's primarily responsibilities were to gather information through studies and other fact-finding activities, and to advise the U.S. Commission, president, and Congress on matters of statewide significance and local incidents under investigation. The committee investigated the 1969 Dudley High/A&T State University protests and the 1979 Death to the Klan march, both of which happened in Greensboro and ended with violence and fatalities.

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Item thumbnail image Trouble in Greensboro: A Report of an Open Meeting Concerning Disturbances at Dudley High School and North Carolina A&T State University
Date: March1970
By: North Carolina Advisory Committee on Civil Rights
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This thirty-one page report contains preliminary findings regarding student protests originating at Greensboro's Dudley High School around May 1, 1969, which escalated over several weeks and culmin...

Item thumbnail image Black/White Perceptions: Race Relations in Greensboro
Date: November1980
By: North Carolina Advisory Committee on Civil Rights
From: Edward Burrows Papers
This study was initiated by the North Carolina Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights as a result of conflicting assessments regarding the murder of five Communist Workers Party mem...