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[Source Description: 11 December 1968: List of 23 Demands of the Black Student Movement, From the Records of the Office of Chancellor - J. Carlyle Sitterson Series (#40020), University Archives, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.]

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This list of demands, presented to Chancellor J. Carlyle Sitterson by Preston Dobbins and Juan Cofield, expressed the disdain UNC's black students felt for what they called "token, symbolic" efforts at providing equal opportunities. "Stomping down," the BSM called for immediate improvements in recruitment of black students, curriculum changes, and improvements in communication between black students and the administration. They also sought reimbursement of $7,000 - money that they felt was lost because the administration prevented the BSM from charging admission to Stokely Carmichael's speech in November 1968. Finally, the BSM demanded that Sitterson begin meeting with non - academic workers on campus in order to improve "intolerable working conditions."