Document Description: On March 17, 1992, Chancellor Paul Hardin gave a speech on the steps of South Building, affirming his support for the creation of a multicultural center (rather than a Black cultural center) and stating that the housekeepers’ grievances were his “highest priority.” During his speech, students, largely members of the Campus Y, held up a banner reading “Hardin’s Plantation,” suggestive of Hardin’s paternalistic attitude towards Black students and Black workers on the campus.
Document Type: Photograph
Creator: Jim Thornton
Document Collection: Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History Records, 1984-2013
Citation: Thornton, Jim. “Hardin’s Plantation.” Photograph in Chapel Hill News, 18 March 1992.