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Smith states that although the university has made significant strides in advancing race relations, he believes the W&L administration could continue this progress. He acknowledges the importance of the school's rich confederate history but states…

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In 1961, the Washington and Lee Board of Trustees refused to let the University Christian Association invite Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to speak on campus. No justification was given for this decision at the time of its announcement, and it was met…

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W&L's fourth annual public affairs symposium, CONTACT, was set to open and discuss various aspects and manifestations of power. Most importantly, CONTACT obtained a last minute commitment to speak from Jack Thomas, a noteworthy black power advocate.…

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In 1966, two African American students were accepted to Washington and Lee University for the first time in history. Leslie D. Smith Jr. was enrolled as a freshman law student, and Dennis Alan Haston as a first year undergraduate. This announcement…

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In 1966, there was not a question as to whether African Americans should be enrolled at Washington and Lee University, but yet the question was how to make this possible. In a Forensic Union debate, three speakers spoke to support a student-financed…

Student Letter to Senator Stone.pdf
Student Homer Gamble's letter to Republican State Senator William F. Stone justifies attempts to explain and promote Washington and Lee's actions concerning the student unrest and demonstrations in May of 1970. Gamble expressed support the…

Letter From UNC President About Senator Stone.pdf
This carbon copy of the letter from University of North Carolina President William Friday to State Senator William F. Stone responded to Senator Stone's letter to President Nixon on student unrest in May 1970. The letter, including personal note to…

Faculty Decision.pdf
The Faculty Executive Committee's response to student demands including a copy of the student resolution and partial sample of the "W&L Free University Forum". In the face of an overwhelming student resolution and national wave of student strikes,…

Co-Education Trustee Meeting.pdf
This document is an overview of a meeting of the Trustee Co-education Study Committee in which the attendees discussed the issue of co-education, how they would address the discussion, and the action they would immediately take. The Committee…

Huntley Study Results correct.pdf
This document summarizes the results of a study done on the effects that coeducation would have on various aspects of academics and student life at Washington and Lee. It is clear how detailed and thorough the study on coeducation was. This…
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