1960s NCSU Aerial View

The Good Neighbor Council affected racial change at NC State by broadening its conception of space. The GNC was first confined to adding more black bodies on campus. Then, after admitting that large, systemic methods of discrimination were increasingly evident on and around campus facilities, the GNC boldly called for greater action through communication. By broadening its focus from physical spacial disputes to greater questions on racial perceptions and endemic community prejudices, the GNC created programs, produced workshops, and reached populations that NC State had never before encountered.

Ultimately, racial integration at a historically white institution is never fully complete. Deep physical and emotional scars of exclusion remain in and around Raleigh. However, the GNC acted as an example to question one's surroundings and ask, "How did we get here?" and, more importantly, "Where do we want to go?"