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Campus Activism

undefinedPeek, Charlie. "No More Shame. What is Gay Lib?" Carolina Journal 6, no. 4 (1970): 3. UA0014The first of a series of articles written in the student paper, The Carolina Journal, which explained issues central to the growing Gay Liberation movement. The Gay Liberation is the predecessor to the LGBTQ Pride movement.

The Women's Lib wall was installed on campus in order to bring awareness to women's rights issues. During the 1970's, the student newspaper began publishing articles highlighting civil rights issues more regularly, including articles exploring issues of the Women's Liberation movement. Many of these articles were accompanied by the icon in the picture to the right. Carolina Journal 7, no. 7 (1971): 3. UA0014. 

See also: Rose, Lloyd. "A Human Liberation." Carolina Journal 7, no. 6 (1971): 11. An October 18, 1971 article that explains the Women’s Liberation Wall. UA0014. 


May 17, 1985. HB1186. A bill proposed by Rep Michael P. Decker to prevent university recognition of any club or organization that is "made up of avowed homosexuals or that advocates homosexuality." UA0030.

May 28, 1985. Response from President Friday to Rep Michael P. Decker. UA0030.

May 30, 1985. Letter to Chancellor Fretwell from Rep Michael P. Decker, questioning the legality of gay clubs on campus and asking for support for HB1186. UA0030. 

June 3, 1985. Chancellor Fretwell's response to Rep Michael P. Decker. UA0030. 

The Day of Silence project spread awareness about the effects of bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students, circa 1996. UA0237

Campus Pride is a national nonprofit organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBT students. The organization is a volunteer-driven network "for" and "by" student leaders. The Campus Pride records, including flags from circa early 2000s can be found in MS0467.