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February 6

February 6: Panel Discussion, 5:30-7 pm,
Pleasants Family Assembly Room, Wilson Library
Speaking Out-of Bounds: Communism, Race, Intellectual Freedom and the Speaker Ban Controversy of the Mid-Sixties


  • Ferrel Guillory: Director, Program on Public Life, in the Center for the Study of the American South


  • William C. Friday: President Emeritus of the University of North Carolina
  • Lou Lipsitz: Former political science professor at UNC-Chapel Hill and outspoken critic of Speaker Ban
  • James Medford: 1960s activist, former president of the Campus Y
  • Stephen Lassiter: Current UNC-Chapel Hill student; Jason of the Order of the Golden Fleece