Granville Towers

Beginning in the mid-1960s, Granville Towers, a privately-owned dormitory, offered alternative housing for many students who would otherwise be assigned to live on South Campus. The economic barrier for Black or white students moving to Granville Towers was considerable and contributed to Granville’s almost immediate attainment of its enduring status as a dormitory for wealthy white students, which kept out Black students through discrimination, expense, and reputation.

Granville Hall advertisement in The Daily Tar Heel, 18 September 1966, 18.

Space Use: Dormitory and Housing

Date Created: 1965

Campus Space: South Campus

Citation: Ernest Robl, “NAACP Accuses Granville of Bias,” The Daily Tar Heel, 4 October 1966, 1.