Event DateEvent Name
02-28-1960Students from the all-black Lincoln High School staged a sit-in at the Colonial Drugstore on Franklin Street, the first sit-in in Chapel Hill's history.
03-30-1960The UNIVAC computer dedication ceremony took place at Memorial Hall.
04-21-1960Nobel Prize Laureate Linus Pauling delivered a speech on campus.
04-24-1960The University held a dedication ceremony for the new School of Pharmacy building (now known as Beard Hall).
04-27-1960Classical guitarist Andres Segovia gave a concert on campus.
05-06-1960Singer Ray Charles appeared on campus for a concert.
05-09-1960Martin Luther King, Jr. addressed an overflow crowd in Hill Hall concerning "The Struggle for Racial Justice." During the speech, he told the primarily white audience that "[i]t is either non-violence or non-existence."
05-12-1960Morehead Planetarium welcomed its one-millionth visitor.
11-30-1960The Joseph Palmer Knapp Building, home of the School of Government, was dedicated.