UN Walkout31 July 2009
Source: University Archives
Staff Person: Kacy Guill
On Friday, April 7, 1967, eight delegates from North Carolina College at Durham (now North Carolina Central University) and Florida A&M University, who were on campus attending the ninth annual Middle South Model United Nations, walked out of the General Assembly. The African American delegates stated that they had been discriminated against by both the Model UN and ECC students and administrators.
Although the official conclusion was that the delegates from North Carolina College and Florida A&M University came to the assembly in search of publicity and attention, it was the first time since the integration of ECC that college officials were forced to publicly address discrimination on campus.
“Take Up the Revolution.” East Carolinian, April 11, 1967.
Steve A. Baldwin. Letter to the Editor. East Carolinian, April 18, 1967.