Document Description: Chancellor Sitterson responded to the Black Student Movement’s 1968 demands with this nineteen-page written reply, stating his intent “to be responsive to the educational needs of…all races, colors, and creeds,” and asserting that the “University cannot, in policy or practice, provide unique treatment for any single race, color or creed.” While Sitterson received hundreds of letters from alumni and state citizens affirming his decision not to address the demands in full, many faculty and students in sympathy with the BSM viewed the tone and content of Sitterson’s response as paternalistic and dismissive.69jan22_chancellor-sitterson-response-to-bsm-demands_sitterson_bsm
Organization: Black Student Movement
Document Type: Correspondence
Creator: J. Carlyle Sitterson
Campus Space: Lenoir Hall and Manning Hall
Citation: Chancellor Sitterson Response to Black Student Movement Demands in the Office of Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Joseph Carlyle Sitterson Records #40022, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.