Marker to commemorate Speaker Ban protests

In keeping with a tradition of celebrating milestones on University Day, Carolina will place a marker on the stone wall between McCorkle Place and Franklin Street to commemorate the 1966 student protests that overturned the Speaker Ban Law.

The marker recognizes the student leaders who spoke out against the law and organized the protests, especially Student Body President Paul Dickson III.

A public unveiling ceremony will be held at the marker’s site at 3 p.m. on October 12, followed by a reception in the Johnston Center.

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