- Greensboro Voices: Voicing Observations in Civil Rights and Equality struggles
- [Chancellor Blackwell's speech to WCUNC students regarding the Greensboro sit-ins]
- Blackwell, Gordon Williams
- Date of Original:
- Greensboro Sit-ins, Greensboro, N.C., 1960
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Civil rights demonstrations
Race relations--North Carolina--Greensboro
- United States, North Carolina, Guilford County, Greensboro, 36.07264, -79.79198
- speeches (compositions)
- This four-page speech by Chancellor Gordon William Blackwell was delivered on February 9, 1960 and addresses Blackwell's concerns about WCUNC student involvement in the sit-ins that began the previous week. Blackwell states that the sit-ins were a bad idea and that student participation resulted in a negative perception of the university by some members of the community. He also mentions the "threat of violence" and suggests that student participation may have inflamed the issue. Blackwell closes by encouraging students not to participate in any public demonstration over the issue.
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- 8.5" x 11"
- Original Collection:
UA2.6 Gordon Williams Blackwell Records
- Contributing Institution:
- University of North Carolina at Greensboro. University Libraries