Julius Chambers (part 2)

Title

Julius Chambers (part 2)

Description

Julius Chambers, was a member of the University of North Carolina's Board of Governors from 1972 as a representative of his alma mater, North Carolina Central University. In 1977 he resigned out of protest over the Boards handling of desegregation. Chambers has three interviews which are available as part of the Southern Oral History Collection. In this interview, he stated that the consent decree had very limited goals for minority’s enrollment and did nothing to enhance traditionally black institutions. He felt that it was important for blacks to advocate for equal resources. (pg. 11)

Creator

Southern Oral History Project

Source

Interview with Julius Chambers by William Link, June 18, 1990. L-0127, in the Southern Oral History Program Collection #4007, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. http://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/sohp&CISOPTR=432&CISOBOX=1&REC=11

Date

1990-04-18

Format

Interview

Type

oral history

Identifier

ccl208

Interviewer

William Link

Interviewee

Julius Chambers

Location

Southern Oral History Program Collection

Transcription

JULIUS L. CHAMBERS:
Oh yeah, yeah. In fact I don't even think that North Carolina would have moved any further in terms of bringing more minorities into the university system but for the pressure, you see, from the Federal government. One sees that even now, in terms of what the University has done under this
consent decree, which was finally reached. Very limited goals for minority enrollment in the institutions. Very limited goals for the employment of faculty members and administrators. And basically nothing in terms of the enhancement of the traditionally black institution. And very little was taking place. I was pleased to see, when I was in Chapel Hill, I guess it was in May, that the number of minority applicants has increased. But, I think the state is doing a dismal job with the employment of faculty members and administrators. And even with the enrollment of minority students.

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Southern Oral History Project, “Julius Chambers (part 2),” The State of History, accessed July 4, 2022, https://soh.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/240.