Event DateEvent Name
04-15-1938The Bowman Gray Memorial Pool opened to students. The pool was named for alumnus Bowman Gray, Sr., a former president of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
06-14-1938Gerald Ford, who would later become the 38th president of the United States, attended the first day of class at the University's first summer school session. Ford was attending Yale University's law school, but he had started a semester later than the rest of his classmates. He followed visiting professor Harry Shulman to Chapel Hill for summer law school classes, hoping to catch up with his fellow students in New Haven.
11-20-1938Focusing on "equal and exact justice for all," Frank Porter Graham gave the keynote address at the first Southern Conference for Human Welfare, which was held in Birmingham, Alabama. With conservatives and other opponents claiming that the organization advocated integration and communism, Graham's involvement with the interracial coalition of southern progressives was heavily criticized.
12-05-1938After delivering an address at Woollen Gymnasium, President Franklin D. Roosevelt received an honorary LL.D. (doctor of laws) from the University.