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[Source Description: 13 March 1969: Statement on the evacuation of Manning Hall, From the Records of the Office of the President - William C. Friday Files (#40009), University Archives, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.]


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At 2:30 p.m., the Governor ordered members of the Highway Patrol to form a quadrangle around Manning and to evict the BSM. After much deliberation, the members of the Black Student Movement decided that their point had been made and exited without a struggle. Six students were arrested for the table turning incident. "At 2:45 pm today, Mr. Waters informed the Chancellor that Manning Hall is now vacant and locked," the notice stated. Confusion followed and emotions ran high as students and faculty flooded South Building to protest the troopers' presence.