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[Source Description: 7 May 1970: Declaration of independence, From the Records of the Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs (#40124), University Archives, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.]


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This one-page statement, followed by 31 pages of signatures, asserted that the undersigned "...declare that we have violated the disruptions policy and recognize that our disruption is equivalent to that of the black students being tried currently by the University." UNC administrators, interested to know the veracity of the signers' claims, sent individual letters to each signer asking them to confirm and explain the nature of their violation. It is unclear how many students responded to these confirmation requests. [Note: the image at right shows only one page of the 31 page list of names.]