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Saturday June 10th

Katie Rossini


University Has Long Strides Ahead in Integrating Races

Almost 50 years ago, a court mandated that the University of North Carolina grant full admissions to graduate school students when equal facilities and programs were not available elsewhere. On June 12, 1951, four African-American students (Harvey Beech, James Lassiter, Floyd McKissick and Kenneth Lee) attended their first day of classes at the University of North Carolina, making UNC the first white university in the South to admit black students.Within the last two weeks, during Black History Month no less, The Daily Tar Heel ran a three-part story on 50 years of integration at UNC.

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