April 26, 1968. Editorial and letters to the editor of the Wilmington College Seahawk Student Newspaper about the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. The editorial, "Hope," criticizes the attempts of some students to lower the U.S. flag on campus. Because of the color of Dr. King's skin, these individuals did not care about his assassination. The President of the United States ordered the flags to remain flying nationwide as a symbol of national mourning.
March 14, 1969. According to this article from the UNCW Seahawk Student Newspaper, courses in Asian and African history may soon be added to the curriculum to help students understand different cultures.
April 10, 1970. This article discusses the ten-point program by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare Office of Civil Rights, and its intention to attract students of diverse racial backgrounds to the university,
May 11, 1970. Seahawk student newspaper reporters have a conversation with four students about various topics, including guidelines from the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare on affirmative action beyond nondiscrimination, sororities and fraternities on campus, and what conditions are like for Black students on a majority-white campus.
April 24, 1972. Alfred Baker Lewis, the treasurer of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) came and spoke on campus. The article provides biographical information for Mr. Lewis and describes the purpose and goals of the NAACP.
Dr. Hubert A. Eaton, the first Black UNCW Board of Trustees chair, recounts meeting with John T. Hoggard in 1961 to initiate a plan for the desegregation of the college. Two Black students enrolled in 1962.
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