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Students Mobilize

The UNC-SDS was not the only student organization on campus that was working to resist the Speaker Ban Law. Paul Dickson and Student Government supported the invitations of Herbert Aptheker and Frank Wilkinson, as did the Daily Tar Heel, the Carolina Forum, the Campus Y, the Di-Phi, the Carolina Political Union, and the Order of the Golden Fleece. Because of Student Government's status at the University and its traditional relationship with the UNC administration, it made sense that Dickson would become the leader of this movement. Throughout late 1965 and early 1966, Dickson would meet secretly with Friday at the president's house to discuss strategy.