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[Source Description: 6 July 1963: Letter from John Dunne to Chancellor William B. Aycock, Records of the Office of the Chancellor - William B. Aycock Series, University Archives, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.]


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At home in Ohio for the semester break, student activist John Dunne wrote to Chancellor Aycock to voice his praise for the Chancellor's personal stand against the Speaker Ban: "Without the freedom to question, and to seek new truths, unfettered by legal, economic or social pressures, movements such as our present struggle for human dignity could not have been born." The letter also reaffirmed the staying power of Chancellor Aycock's 1960 address on "Freedom at the University," which, as Dunne pointed out, was reproduced in The Chapel Hill Weekly on June 30, 1963.