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[Source Description: 5 August 1963: Letter from Chancellor Aycock to Jefferson B. Fordham, 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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On 11 July 1963, The Daily Tar Heel announced that Chancellor Aycock would resign, effective September 1964, in order to return to his professorship in the UNC School of Law. Shortly after this announcement, Aycock wrote to Jefferson Fordham, then the Dean of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, to express his disdain for the Speaker Ban. Aycock pointed out the complexities behind the law: "Frankly, it is going to be a long tough fight. The whole matter is tied in with racial demonstrations, politics, and widespread unrest throughout the state."