After members of the Black Awareness Council and football team lead a series of public protests advocating for a free-standing Black Cultural Center in 1992, Mack Brown, the popular head coach of the football team, wrote to Chancellor Paul Hardin assuring him that “none of these young men has found much success in football, so I’m afraid that they have been manipulated in some other areas for reasons of publicity.” Brown did not publicly discourage the players from participating in the protests and later, donated to the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History. In Kenan Memorial Stadium, where members of the Black Awareness Council and football team, played and practiced, the movement for the free-standing BCC continued to be a present force.
Space Use: Athletics
Date Created: 1927
Campus Space: Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History
Citation: Mack Brown to Paul Hardin, 17 September 1992 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.