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Cornelia P. Spencer“The people must now endow and sustain this Institution. It is their own, devoted to their best interests, fostered by their best men, appealing to their best feelings, no sordid or vindictive motives have been shown by those who have revived it, they call on all classes, all parties to unite in the effort to sustain them.”

-- Cornelia Phillips Spencer, author, editorialist, and advocate for the University of North Carolina, after the re-opening of UNC, 1875


Source: Cornelia Phillips Spencer, Selected Papers, edited by Louis R. Wilson. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1953, p. 689.

Image source: Kemp P. Battle, History of the University of North Carolina, Volume II. Raleigh: Edwards & Broughton, 1912. Page 96. Scanned by Documenting the American South.


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