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[[File:Boycottbarber.jpg|thumb|right|325x468px]]'''Date(s) of occurrence:''' 5 December 1947 - 14 January 1948
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[[File:Boycottbarber.jpg|thumb|right|325x468px|Boycottbarber.jpg]]'''Date(s) of occurrence:''' 5 December 1947 - 14 January 1948
  
'''Origins:''' The [[Student Representative Council|SRC]] voted unanimously to boycott the barbers of downtown Fredericton that showed racial discrimination in any form.
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'''Origins:''' The [[Student_Representative_Council|SRC]] voted unanimously to boycott the barbers of downtown Fredericton that showed racial discrimination in any form.
  
'''Account of events:''' As reported in ''[[The Brunswickan]]'', two UNB students were denied service at several barber shops in Fredericton because of their race. After meeting several days later, the S.R.C. passed a motion to boycott the offending barbers, send a formal letter of protest to the City Chamber of Commerce, authorize an extra edition of ''The Brunswickan'' publicize the controversy, and share the story with the local media outlets so as to spread awareness of the issue. Over five hundred students signed the protest letter in a matter of days.
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'''Account of events:''' As reported in ''[[The_Brunswickan|The Brunswickan]]'', two UNB students were denied service at several barber shops in Fredericton because of their race. After meeting several days later, the S.R.C. passed a motion: to boycott the offending barbers, to send a formal letter of protest to the City Chamber of Commerce, to authorize an extra edition of ''The Brunswickan'' publicize the controversy, and to share the story with the local media outlets so as to spread awareness of the issue. Over five hundred students signed the protest letter in a matter of days.
  
 
The boycott lasted just over a month before it was lifted by the S.R.C., having deemed to have served its purpose.
 
The boycott lasted just over a month before it was lifted by the S.R.C., having deemed to have served its purpose.
  
'''Note(s):''' ''[[The Brunswickan]]'' openly criticized the ''Daily Gleaner'' for not reporting on the issue.
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'''Note(s):''' ''[[The_Brunswickan|The Brunswickan]]'' openly criticized the ''Daily Gleaner'' for not reporting on the issue.
  
 
'''Source(s):'''
 
'''Source(s):'''
  
*<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: sans-serif; line-height: 19px;">UNB Scrapbooks (UA RG 100), 1919 - 1943.&nbsp;</span>''The Daily Gleaner,&nbsp;''"UNB Students Will Boycott Barbershops,"&nbsp;3 December 1947.
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*<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: sans-serif; line-height: 19px">UNB Scrapbooks (UA RG 100), 1919 - 1943.&nbsp;</span>''The Daily Gleaner,&nbsp;''"UNB Students Will Boycott Barbershops,"&nbsp;3 December 1947.
 
*''The Brunswickan,'' vol. 67, no. 10, 5 December 1947, p. 1-4.
 
*''The Brunswickan,'' vol. 67, no. 10, 5 December 1947, p. 1-4.
 
*''The Brunswickan,'' vol. 67, no. 12, 14 January 1948, p. 1.
 
*''The Brunswickan,'' vol. 67, no. 12, 14 January 1948, p. 1.
  
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[[Category:Student Escapades|Barber]]<br/>[[Category:Controversies]]<br/>[[Category:Activism]] [[Category: Historic Events]]
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Latest revision as of 17:10, 12 January 2016

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Date(s) of occurrence: 5 December 1947 - 14 January 1948

Origins: The SRC voted unanimously to boycott the barbers of downtown Fredericton that showed racial discrimination in any form.

Account of events: As reported in The Brunswickan, two UNB students were denied service at several barber shops in Fredericton because of their race. After meeting several days later, the S.R.C. passed a motion: to boycott the offending barbers, to send a formal letter of protest to the City Chamber of Commerce, to authorize an extra edition of The Brunswickan publicize the controversy, and to share the story with the local media outlets so as to spread awareness of the issue. Over five hundred students signed the protest letter in a matter of days.

The boycott lasted just over a month before it was lifted by the S.R.C., having deemed to have served its purpose.

Note(s): The Brunswickan openly criticized the Daily Gleaner for not reporting on the issue.

Source(s):

  • UNB Scrapbooks (UA RG 100), 1919 - 1943. The Daily Gleaner, "UNB Students Will Boycott Barbershops," 3 December 1947.
  • The Brunswickan, vol. 67, no. 10, 5 December 1947, p. 1-4.
  • The Brunswickan, vol. 67, no. 12, 14 January 1948, p. 1.


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