[Source Description: 24 January 1969: Chancellor Sitterson's statement in response to the BSM's demands, From the Records of the Office of Chancellor - J. Carlyle Sitterson Series (#40020), University Archives, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.]
Six weeks after the demands were presented, Sitterson responded with this 19 - page statement. The Chancellor stated his intentions "to be responsive to the educational needs of ... all races, colors, and creeds." He also pointed out the progress that had been made in recent years to serve the "educationally disadvantaged youth of our state." With respect to the allegations about poor working conditions, Sitterson claimed that these were not supported by factual evidence and invited the BSM to present evidence to substantiate their claims.