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January 12, 1964
About 170 people, including many UNC students and faculty members, marched three hours in freezing rain from Durham to Chapel Hill. The “Walk for Freedom” was organized to show support for overturning Chapel Hill’s public accommodations ordinance, which allowed restaurants and businesses in town to discriminate against African American customers.
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July 1, 1964
James Dickson Phillips, Jr. became dean of the law school. Phillips, who earned his law degree from the University in 1948, previously served as assistant director of the Institute of Government and lecturer/associate professor of law at the University.
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August 29, 1964
Robert Hasley Wettach, a member of the law faculty since 1921 and dean of the Law School from 1941 to 1949, died. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Wettach received his undergraduate and professional training at the University of Pittsburgh and attended Harvard University's law school, where he received a doctorate of juridical science.
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November 11, 1964
The first Francis P. Venable Lecture was delivered by Professor Clyde A. Hutchinson, Jr., of the University of Chicago. The title of Hutchinson's presentation was "Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Studies in Triplet States of Organic Molecules."
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