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Print News and Raise HellThe Daily Tar Heel and the Evolution of a Modern University$
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Kenneth Joel Zogry

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781469608297

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469608297.001.0001

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Print News and Raise Hell

Print News and Raise Hell

1959–1971

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Kenneth Joel Zogry

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469608297.003.0005

This chapter covers the tumultuous 1960s at UNC and beyond, and at the Daily Tar Heel. The 1960 Dixie Classic, UNC’s most infamous sports scandal, is discussed, as is a 1961 speech on campus by President John F. Kennedy. The Civil Rights Movement is covered in detail, as Chapel Hill was a center for protest; the student newspaper took on a new activist role during this time, sending reporters across the South to report on Civil Rights events. The infamous Speaker Ban Law is examined in detail, 1963-1968. In 1963 UNC became completely co-educational, and the changes on campus and the issues facing women students is explored, including the role of the sexual revolution, access to birth control, and the fight over legalizing abortion. The major shift in state politics, away from one-party Democratic rule is discussed, and the rise of conservative politician Jesse Helms, who used UNC and the Daily Tar Heel as examples of extreme liberalism and permissiveness to help build his political base. The Vietnam War, the 1969 UNC Foodworker’s Strike, gay rights, and contributions of later renowned cartoonist Jeff MacNelly on the newspaper are other topics in this chapter

Keywords:   1960 Dixie Classic Scandal, John F. Kennedy, Civil Rights Movement, Speaker Ban Law, UNC history, Access to birth control in the 1960s, Fight over legalizing abortion, Shift in North Carolina politics in the 1960s, Cultural changes, Jesse Helms, Vietnam War, 1969 UNC Foodworker’s Strike, Jeff MacNelly, Gay rights

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