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  • Collection: Academic Freedom at UNC

UNC senior Bill Dale recorded "The Speaker Ban Ballad" in November 1966. Dale, an English major from Asheville, had been singing professionally for about six months when he recorded the song (3:14). The North Carolina Collection.

Harriet Herring recalls David Clark's editorial campaign against UNC President Frank Porter Graham, who advocated unionizing North Carolina's cotton mills. Clark was editor of the Southern Textile Bulletin, a publication that generally sided with…

Harriet Herring describes her work with the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences and the opposition she faced from David Clark, editor of the Southern Textile Bulletin and an ally of mill owners. Oral History Interview with Harriet Herring,…

Guion Griffis Johnson recalls Howard Odum's arrival at UNC in 1924. Odum founded the Institute for Research in Social Science at UNC. Johnson and her husband Guy Johnson worked with Odum at the Institute (6:17). Oral History Interview with Guion…

Guion Griffis Johnson discusses her husband Guy Johnson, a UNC sociologist, and his sponsorship of a visit by Langston Hughes to UNC in December 1931 (3:02). Oral History Interview with Guion Griffis Johnson, May 27, 1974. Interview G-002903,…

Oral History Interview with Guion Griffis Johnson, May 27, 1974. Interview G-002903, Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007), Southern Historical Collection.

Outcry over selection of Approaching the Qur'an as the Summer Reading book for 2002 put UNC in the national spotlight and prompted The Daily Show to poke fun at those critical of the choice. The piece features an interview with Robert Kirkpatrick,…

This pamphlet was published and sold as a fundraiser by International Labor Defense, New York, N.Y., to support the defense for the textile workers on trial.

In this letter, University President Frank Porter Graham thanks Kemp Plummer Lewis, a University trustee and Durham textile executive, for his support on several labor issues, including the "reduction of hours and abolition of night work for women…
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