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Carolina Story: Virtual Museum of University History

Friday with Carolina Chancellor Robert B. House (1892-1987) and William Brantley Aycock (1915- ), Chancellor from 1957 to 1964

In 1960, the sit-in movement began in Greensboro, where black students from North Carolina A & T State College led a campaign to desegregate public facilities. During the 1963 legislative session in Raleigh, students demonstrated against the segregation of hotels and restaurants, and the popular television commentator Jesse Helms blamed their actions on Communist inspiration. With his support, legislators passed the Speaker Ban Law, prohibiting speeches by Communists on state campuses.