Document Description: On April 1st, 1992 BCC students supporters began a two-week long sit-in in South Building. Chancellor Hardin refused to acknowledge them, and traveled to New Orleans to watch the men’s basketball team vie for the NCAA national championship title. By April 15th, following a visit to campus from Jessie Jackson, Hardin had grown tired of not having access to his office, and called for the intervention of the campus police, an action which had rarely, if ever, been taken against protesting white students in the institution’s history, but had been employed previously against protesting Black students and workers. Though the students sitting in repeated their sincere request to simply have a conversation with the chancellor about the future of the BCC, Hardin felt that police intervention was necessary to end the sit-in and punish students for their insubordination.
Organization: BCC Movement
Document Type: Flyer
Document Collection: Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History Records, 1984-2013
Citation: Sit-In at South Building for the BCC Flyer in the Office of Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Paul Hardin Records #40025, University Archives, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.