Crossing the Color Line


This collection focuses on items relating to the desegregation and integration of North Carolina State University from around 1950 to 1981. The documents range from official administrative correspondence to publications produced by various student organizations. All of these items have been drawn from NC State's Special Collections, including the records from the Office of the Chancellor, the Society of Afro-American Culture, and the Office of Equal Opportunity. Photographs were also taken from Historical State, which is maintained by the NCSU Libraries Special Collections Research Center.


  • Erin Glant
  • Kelly Murray
  • Samantha Rich
  • Amanda Smith

<em>Missouri ex rel. Gaines v. Canada, Registrar of the University of Missouri</em>, 1938

305 U.S. 337 (1938) MISSOURI EX REL. GAINES v. CANADA, REGISTRAR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, ET AL. No. 57. Supreme Court of United States. Argued November 9, 1938. Decided December 12, 1938. CERTIORARI TO THE SUPREME COURT OF…

<em>Sipuel v. Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma et al</em>, 1948

332 U.S. 631 (1948) SIPUEL v. BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA ET AL. No. 369. Supreme Court of United States. Argued January 7-8, 1948. Decided January 12, 1948. CERTIORARI TO THE SUPREME COURT OF OKLAHOMA. 632*632 Thurgood…

<em>Sweatt v. Painter et al,</em> 1950

339 U.S. 629 (1950) SWEATT v. PAINTER ET AL. No. 44. Supreme Court of United States. Argued April 4, 1950. Decided June 5, 1950. CERTIORARI TO THE SUPREME COURT OF TEXAS. 630*630 W. J. Durham and Thurgood Marshall argued the cause for…