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Frank Wilkinson Speaks from Behind the Wall

Frank Wilkinson came to campus on March 2, 1966, and addressed over one thousand students in McCorkle Place across the wall from the sidewalk of Franklin Street. The wall was decorated with a sign that read "Gov. Dan K. Moore's (Chapel Hill) Wall." Wilkinson promised to return to campus at 7:30 pm to speak at Carroll Hall about the HUAC. When Wilkinson arrived at Carroll Hall, he was met by UNC Police Chief Arthur J. Beaumont, who would not allow Wilkinson to speak or even have a tape recording of him speaking played inside Carroll Hall.