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[Source Description: 26 November 1968: Promotional Transcript of a televised "Viewpoint" editorial from Jesse Helms of WRAL-TV, From the North Carolina Collection (Call Number C384.5 H48v), Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.]


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Following speaking appearances by controversial civil rights leader Stokely Carmichael on several campuses of the University in fall 1968, Jesse Helms declared in this editorial, "The appearances ... also supply a measurement of the responsibility - or the lack of it of college administrators who loudly condemned the 1963 legislature for what was claimed to be an invasion of 'academic freedom.'" He then encouraged the men and women of the 1969 General Assembly to do their "duty to step in" to resurrect the Speaker Ban.