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UNC Charlotte students, faculty and staff participate in the Vietnam Moratorium on October 15, 1969. The day-long event was part of a larger nationwide Vietnam Moratorium movement which involved around 500 college and university campuses across the country. At UNC Charlotte, between 300-500 people turned out to hear a series of anti-war speeches (above). Rouges 'N Rascals (1970): 30.
On October 15, 1971 President Richard Nixon came to Charlotte to speak on Billy Graham Day at the Charlotte Coliseum. The UNC Charlotte Progressive Political Union joined other progressive groups to organize a protest at the event. While the participants were only supposed to demonstrate in the parking lot, many of them gained entry and tried to protest during the event. These individuals, some of whom were UNC Charlotte students, were forcefully removed from the Coliseum.
See also - Rouges 'N Rascals (1972): 11. "This was the year... of the Billy Graham Day, when Charlotte welcomed Graham and Nixon to the Coliseum, but threw out many of her own students and citizens..."
Students protest the dismissal of Dave Blevins, an adjunct professor who faced disciplinary action for releasing his students from his class so they could attend the Moratorium (on right). UA0066.