In the lead up to First Amendment Day, we’ve highlighted some of the student protests held at UNC during the 1960s and 1970s. Our series culminates today with Jim Wallace’s striking coverage of a civil rights demonstration on Franklin Street on February 8, 1964.
The Daily Tar Heel had extensive coverage of the demonstration that week (click to enlarge):
In 2012, Jim Wallace spoke about the civil rights movement and his book at the School of Media and Journalism.
Want to learn more?
- Read the full Daily Tar Heel issues from Feburary 8, February 9, and February 11.
- Check out Jim Wallace’s book, Courage in the moment : the civil rights struggle, 1961-1964.
- Read more about integration protests at UNC and see other primary source documents in the “I Raised My Hand to Volunteer” online exhibit.
- View Jock Lauterer’s photographs of the Vietnam peace vigils and the Speaker Ban protests from earlier in this series.