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Chapel Hill Revolutionary Movement

The 1960s witnessed a tremendous amount of social upheaval, particularly on college campuses. UNC was no exception, as students organized to promote change and further their ideas. One such organization was the Chapel Hill Revolutionary Movement. Although not recognized by the university as an official student group, it was active in the late 1960s and supported racial integration, labor unions, and socialism. The organization caused controversy in 1969 when it reserved a room in Murphey Hall under a fictional name and hosted a communist speaker.