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[Source Description: 1965: Copy of The Free Men by John Ehle. From the North Carolina Collection (Call Number - C326 E33f ), Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Cover Image Copyright Harper & Row, 1965)]


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The Chapel Hill civil rights movement began to pick up momentum by summer 1963, reaching its zenith in winter 1963/1964, and continuing some activity until the passage of the Civil Rights Act in summer 1964. This year-long period was chronicled in The Free Men by North Carolina author John Ehle. Published by Harper & Row in 1965, The Free Men reported on the events of the movement through the story of three of its main leaders: UNC student leaders John Dunne and Patrick Cusick and CORE organizer Quinton Baker.