Leroy Benjamin Frasier papers, 1955-1980.

Creator: Frasier, Leroy Benjamin.
Collection number: 4375-z
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Abstract: Correspondence, legal papers, clippings, printed materials, and photographs, 1955-1980, almost all relating to the admission to the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 1955 of brothers LeRoy Benjamin Frasier, Jr., and Ralph Frasier and John Lewis Brandon, the first African-American undergraduates at the University. The Frasiers were sons of LeRoy Benjamin Fraser of Durham, N.C.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Mostly correspondence, clippings, and printed material relating to the desegregation of the undergraduate class of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1955 by John T. Brandon and Frasier’s sons Ralph and LeRoy Jr. Most of the correspondence is from friends and supporters in Durham and Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and nearly all of the clippings pertain to the activities of the Frasier sons at Chapel Hill and in later years. Also included are three photographs of the students on the first day of class at UNC (1955) and a letter of R. B. Frasier to his sons in which he reminisces about the impact of the incident on the lives of the Frasiers (1971).