Event DateEvent Name
04-19-1963After being denied an opportunity to speak in Durham, Malcolm X visited the University's campus and participated in a public meeting with Durham lawyer Floyd McKissick. A crowd of approximately 1600 attended the event at Memorial Hall.
04-30-1963The Daily Tar Heel published its first article by an African American student. "The Negro at Carolina: How Integrated Are We," by Kellis Parker, looks at the experiences of African American students in campus life.
05-03-1963The organizational meeting of the Committee for Open Business (COB) was held at the St. Joseph A. M. E. Church on Chapel Hill's West Rosemary Street. Organized by University student Pat Cusick, who also chaired the Student Peace Union, the multi-racial group of students, townspeople, and University faculty and staff picketed local businesses that refused to serve African Americans.
06-25-1963Just before the end of its current session, the General Assembly voted on and passed the controversial Speaker Ban Law.
06-26-1963Following its hurried push through last days of the General Assembly session, the Speaker Ban Law was enrolled.
07-04-1963This day's Daily Tar Heel issue contains the headline, "UNC to get Phone Number." As a part of the new Centrex System, the University received a general phone number (campus departments had had them for many years).