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An examination of a five year controversy surrounding the North Carolina Speaker Ban Law, a statute proposed in June of 1963 that prohibited the appearance of visiting speakers who were \"known\" members of the Communist Party, who were \"known\" to advocate the overthrow of the constitutions of North Carolina or of the United States, or who had pleaded the Fifth Amendment in refusing to answer questions about Communist subversion at any public colleges or universities. Particular attention is given to UNC President William Friday's role in the controversy.
During the early 20th century, the Rockefeller Sanitary Commission undertook a campaign in rural North Carolina to educate the populace on the dangers of hookworm. This article examines that campaign and compares the campaign's objectives to its actual accomplishments. The campaign's attempt to change unsanitary conditions butted heads with rural traditions of independence and autonomy.