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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


March 1, 1986
Clemmie Dixon ("C. D.") Spangler, Jr., assumed the duties of president of the University of North Carolina (multi-campus system). A 1954 graduate of the University, Spangler was the second president of the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina.
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March 18, 1986
The Anti-Apartheid Support Group protested the University's investment in companies that conducted business in racially segregated South Africa. Constructing mock "shanties" on Polk Place, the group attempted to portray living conditions for black South Africans. Later, the College Republicans and Students for America built a mock Berlin Wall to protest the Anti-Apartheid Support Group's activities.
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