Duke University’s Aycock Hall Renamed, Following Months of Student Protest

Julissa Catalan, Diversity Inc, June 25, 2014

On Monday, Duke University President Richard H. Broadhead announced to student leaders that Aycock Hall–a building named in honor of white supremacist Charles Brantley Aycock–will be renamed.

The freshmen dorm, which has been known as Aycock Hall for over a century, will now go back to its original name of East Residence Hall–the name for the dorms back when Duke University was called Trinity College.

The news of this campus update comes after years of student protest, including a Duke Student Government resolution, which supports the name change. This was passed six months ago, and was backed by the DSG as well as the Black Student Alliance.

“The building was named early in the twentieth century on one view of history, and that view of history no longer prevails,” Brodhead said. “Given the circumstances, it seems a good time to change the name.”

Charles Brantley Aycock was a leader of the white supremacy movement in the early 1900’s when he was also a governor.

In fact, he was known as the “education governor,” aiming to improve North Carolina’s schools, which were then at a major decline.

By the end of his tenure, 690 new schools had been built–599 for whites and 91 for Blacks.

But more so, Aycock was known for his prominent role as a supremacy leader. According to historians–during Aycock’s term–this included mass violence as well as voter intimidation and fraud. Blacks were given literacy tests prior to being allowed to vote.


In addition to the residence hall, Aycock’s name is on multiple buildings on other campuses including UNC Chapel Hill, East Carolina University, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

There is also a statue of him in the Capitol Building’s National Statuary Hall.

Currently, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill also petitioned to have a KKK leader’s name removed from a school building last month.


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  • Frank_DeScushin

    “The building was named early in the twentieth century on one view of history, and that view of history no longer prevails,” Brodhead said.

    That old view of history and humanity may not prevail today, but was that view incorrect?

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      I find the old way of thinking in such fields as anthropology, psychology and evolutionary biology to be far more refreshing and progressive than the modern habit of seeing everything, or almost everything, through the rose-tinted lenses of doctrinaire egalitarianism.

      • Jacobite2

        Egalitarianism? Are you nuts? Not one of these *ssholes considers whites anywhere close to equal to non-whites. BTW, the old views on biology and evolutionary psychology are now the newest views on both subjects. It’s the Lysenkoist Left who are trying to swim against the scientific current. I’m afraid society is not going to advance while these people are alive.

        • Lysenkoist- Not many know about Lysenko.
          All science will be politicized to fit the marxist agenda.
          Look at “climate change” History will stop. Since marxism is based on lies, all science will be a lie..

          • Jacobite2

            Leftism is rooted in materialism. Problem: while theological debates are matters of faith, materialism is subject to reality-testing. Because most Leftist beliefs are false, and falsifiable, they must constantly fight a two-front war — against their philosophical opponents and against reality itself. And talk about cognitive dissonance!

          • A kind of cultural/political/social/”scientific” psychosis.
            The collective effort to abandon all physical and natural law,
            all empirical evidence, and to “invent” (much in the manner that abstract expressionism is an invented “art”) and impose the unnatural and preposterous, in all spheres, all insitutions, all minds. Sophestry is the science of the left.

          • Jacobite2

            The absolute core definition of every Leftist movement and every Leftist individual is precisely what you describe — “the collective effort to impose the unnatural and preposterous, in all spheres, all institutions, all minds.”

          • Thanks.
            And it’ll get ever more ridiculous.

            2027, Summer.

            …”swing and a foul back. Strike one. Ya know Chris, LaShawn Davis is the first African American to win the National League batting title since Derrick Lee in 2005.”
            “Right Scooter. Even though he hit a modest 256, under Major
            League Baseball’s Fairness in Batting program, guys like LaShawn can get a fair chance at the coveted batting title”.
            “ Isn’t it a wonderful program? Diversity in action, between the lines where it counts. With so few African Americans in the game, Major League Baseball is rightfully proud of taking this worthy initiative”.
            “ Swing, and a high lazy fly to shallow center. Ramirez is under it, he hauls it in, two down.”

    • Pro_Whitey

      It makes we want to say: “Explain. Compare and contrast.” What a crock! He is honest only to the extent he uses the word “prevails”. Not that the previous view was not factual, just that the left is in control now. To reiterate a point that makes some people uncomfortable, I have come to believe that “white supremacists” did not necessarily embrace a conviction that whites are better than blacks, although certainly it was reasonable for whites to prefer whites over blacks. White supremacy, like air supremacy in today’s warfare, is a tactical objective, holding the whip of power and thereby the power to dictate terms. As whites who built it, they likely claimed a proprietary right to do so. What people have to remember is that when whites put down the whip of power, some other group will always pick it up, and then that other group will dictate terms to whites. These place and institution name changes are just one manifestation of whites being whipped because they are no longer holding the whip.

    • Mason Gull

      George Orwell touched on this in 1984. “The mutability of the past” was one of the central tenets of Ingsoc.

      • Rhialto

        Desecrating the idols of defeated enemies has been standard human behaviour for thousands of years. The Old Testament cites instances as does ancient Egyptian history. So, as the Liberals are now in control of America, this renaming is what we should expect.

  • Tom Thumb

    Don’t ever look for an academian to do the right thing.

  • Truthseeker

    I’m sure Charles Brantley Aycock would be happy to know that all the good he did for the people of his state is trumped by the fact that a hundred years after his death, his views on race are unfashionable.

  • TruthBeTold

    This is an example of ‘Search and Destroy’.

    Go through everyones past and find something to delegitimatize them then destroy them in the court of public opinion.

  • MekongDelta69

    “This was passed six months ago, and was backed by the Duke Student ReGime (DSG) as well as the White… I mean… Black Student Alliance.”

    Sorry for the typo. What WAS I thinking? Whites have no rights and are not allowed to have an ‘Alliance.’

    • Jacobite2

      Until whites are ready to fight and kill for their rights, I can’t feel sorry for them. What do they expect to do with a bunch of Ubangis — debate them in the Oxford Union?

    • Fathercoughlin

      Black Student Alliance. Arent those the students who hang out all day in the Student Lounge listening to hip hop and laughing and dancing. Good to see the BSA is on the case! I’m sure each and every one of those “students” earned his or her way into the school!

  • So CAL Snowman

    “Charles Brantley Aycock was a leader of the white supremacy movement in the early 1900’s when he was also a governor.”

    This is a perfect example of revisionist history. There was no White supremacy “movement” in the 1900s as nearly 100% of White people in the 1900s would be considered White supremacists by today’s standards. These people attempt to invert reality, that somehow a tiny fraction of evil White supremacists ran roughshod over a majority anti-racist, leftist nation. Liberals and their african lackeys are the biggest hypocrites and scum on earth. They have no problem attending universities founded by “White Supremacists” as long as they can erase every trace of their existences from the universities. Africans sure hate White supremacists but they LOVE their universities.

    • Puggg

      You said it, I was thinking it but couldn’t get it off the tip of my snoot. “White supremacy” in 1900 was just another way of saying “common sense.” Common sense isn’t a movement, it’s just common sense.

      • jane johnson

        Pug, don’t take this the wrong way, but your snoot has no tip. It’s a major attribute of pugness. ; )

    • propagandaoftruth

      They found another witch, dug him up, burned him.

    • rowingfool

      What’s wrong with literacy standards anyway?

      Do these protesting students not think that literacy is important to their success in college? Should colleges accept the illiterate as well? Would the protestors be willing to say that an illiterate person would benefit as much from college as one who could read and understand? Ask them to explain why literacy is desirable from the standpoint of benefiting from college but not from casting a vote that determines the outcome of the nation’s affairs. It seems odd that those engaged in the pursuit of knowledge take up the banner for those who are too congenitally inept or constitutionally disinclined (aka lazy) to do the same.

  • Some Guy

    What’s wrong with “Crystal Gail Mangum Eastern Hall of Diversity and Tolerance”?

    • So CAL Snowman

      The “Latoya Jackson Science Center” anyone?

      • propagandaoftruth

        `Ha ha. This really is a “concrete” example of our genocide. Smear and rob a Folk’s heritage, besmirch mainly one gender, and then squeeze to death.
        White Folk – you have nothing to be proud of. All your heroes, at least all the men, were evil racists and deserve hatred, scorn, ridicule.

        White boy – you have nobody of your own Folk to admire, except for those who disenfranchised you and want you dead and erased from the record except as an example of evil.

        I love me and mine more than any other. I am pro me and mine, not anti-other. If an “other” is anti me and mine, however, I am fiercely and unapologetically anti-other.

      • r j p

        Killing me.

  • Tarczan

    “But more so, Aycock was known for his prominent role as a supremacy leader. According to historians–during Aycock’s term–this included mass violence as well as voter intimidation and fraud. Blacks were given literacy tests prior to being allowed to vote.”

    Never heard of him before now, but we could sure use a few politicians like him.

    • Jacobite2

      Given literacy tests to vote? My God, we wouldn’t have had a Democratic President since Wilson.

  • “In addition to the residence hall, Aycock’s name is on multiple buildings on other campuses including…University of North Carolina at Greensboro.”

    Inaddition to Aycock Auditorium, Greensboro also has Aycock st running by UNCG.

    Aycock Middle School

    Charles B Aycock Neighborhood


  • jane johnson

    The pendulum has swung WAY too far. Literacy test for voting has morphed into NO literacy test for admission to Duke University.

    • r j p

      All I have heard in Chicago for three days is Jabari Parker ….
      Did he even go to Duke for a year?

  • Biff_Maliboo

    Just name everything after MLK and be done with it!

    I can hear the police dispatchers now:

    Dispatch: “Burglary suspect just exited a home on Martin Luther King Drive, heading south toward the intersection of Martin Luther King Drive and MLK Blvd.”

    Responding officer: “Copy that. Am currently on MLK Avenue heading south toward Martin Luther King Plaza. Should have visual on suspect as I approach Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Hospital. Just passing under Rosa Parks Expressway…”

    • Ngati Pakeha

      Sounds like contemporaneous downtown Baltimore; mind you it wouldn’t be totally accurate unless you put a little bit of Thurgood Marshall in there for good measure.

      • Bobbala

        I thought he had Atlanta down cold.

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  • Jesse James

    Give them a hundred more years and nothing will remain of historic America. Give them a thousand more years and white people and their civilization will be a myth like Tolkien’s elves.

  • Zimriel

    Broadhead’s still in charge – after his craven failure to protect his students against a liar, thief, prostitute and attempted murderess. WHERE ARE THE ALUMNI?

    Sorry for shouting, but – what is wrong with Duke’s donors?

  • IstvanIN

    The winners desecrate and destroy the losers history and landmarks.

    • Bobbala

      … and apparently, the losers desecrate and destroy the losers history and landmarks.

  • Michigan Patriot

    Governor Aycock doesn’t get credit or honor by building 91 black schools , who wouldn’t be educated by their own black community. Did the blacks of N.C. pay through their meager or non taxes , pay for these 91 black schools or did the White ( evil ) man pay for it all as usual or always ?That is typical non-gratitude from our non-whites.

  • LHathaway

    No big push to tie this politician to the democratic party? Have the university regents, the university newspaper and the fact checkers taken a vacation on this? I guess smearing groups and individuals by their associates is something that can just go Too far and get out of hand. Sometimes the facts, as unpleasant as they may be, must be brought to the surface no matter the blow-back. Other times, it would just uncivil.

    • Jacobite2

      Until the New Deal, when the Democratic Party was brought under the control of the CPUSA/NYC, they were the party of white people. No bunch of NY you-know-hews are gonna stand for representing whites, though.

  • IKUredux

    History is now a social construct. Like race. In fact, according to TPTB everything is a social construct. Which means essentially, the way that they define things:everything is fluid, nothing is for real. It is all a social construct except when we say it isn’t.Are we going to put up with this bull sh*t? Oh, please! My God, are there any White people out there who are willing to fight back? Destroy a mosque! We are being scheduled for genocide! The jews want to talk about the holocaust, look at what is being done to Whites across the world! What? You think because it can’t be blamed on one despot it doesn’t exist? Whites are being genocided by Whites. (Frankly, there is no other race in the world smart enough to do this, Asian so-called brains, not withstanding). The death of the White race will make the holocaust pale in comparison. Is that the goal?

  • OhWow

    So it’s only worth preserving if it’s nice?

  • Lagerstrom

    “Blacks were given literacy tests prior to being allowed to vote.”

    Problem? Why should illiterates be allowed to vote anyway?

  • archer

    EVERYONE should be given a literacy test in ENGLISH before being allowed to vote.

    • Michigan Patriot

      Only tax producers not tax consumers, should only be allowed to vote ! In the banking industry , one is not allowed to withdraw funds from other people’s accounts , only your own. If you try or are successful at withdrawing other people’s money, you are arrested for either attempted or successful theft.

  • Jacobite2

    Gov Aycock couldn’t have been very intelligent. He wasted good taxpayer money building 91 schools for morons.

  • American_cavalier

    The same logic for renaming the hall is even MORE JUSTIFIABLE in renaming every city, street, building, person, etc which is named for every white Statesman born prior to the 20th century and especially those out and out white supremacists the Founding Fathers. This is cultural genocide pure and simple. And the genocide wont end with renaming. If not stopped dead in its tracks, this cultural genocide will result in the murder of the entire white population. The students and faculty behind this should be hunted down and their careers and lives destroyed while the President and University itself should be censored by the State Congress, investigated for possible wrong doing, and all state funds including the Universities Land Grannt Status immidiately frozen.

  • Annabelle Pettyjohn

    When will white Americans take to the street?

    Another point of
    view…..time is of the essence.

    The frog in the boiling
    water metaphor.

    There were once a
    bunch of white Christian frogs existing as a majority in a homogeneous
    Christian world with our black brothers and sisters. The Jews the world did not
    want took refuge in our country and created the Utopia of Multiculturalism. The
    blacks and Jews got together and decided that white frogs were the evil
    majority who had oppressed the world and could not have the same opportunities
    as the Jews, the black frogs and the brown frogs. Laws were passed stripping
    the white frogs of all power. The Southern Poverty Law Center was established
    to make sure no white frog rebelled. Fox news was created to help the white
    frogs form politically correct attitudes. Rush and Glen helped the white frogs
    control their white anger. The Jews passed laws to immigrate only brown frogs
    into America. Oprah said all the old white frogs must die before we have the
    end of racism. Our African born black POTUS came from the land of Black
    Liberation Theology and totally agreed. The privileged white Jew, Tim Wise
    wrote books and gave lectures about the “evil weak- willed, genetically defective,
    culturally retarded white privileged European peasant frogs”…. The reasonable
    white frogs brought into the tyranny of Multiculturalism. You know the story.

    If you drop a frog in
    a pot of boiling water, it will of course frantically try to clamber out. But
    if you place it gently in a pot of tepid water and turn the heat on low, it will
    float there quite placidly. As the water gradually heats up, the frog will sink
    into a tranquil stupor, exactly like one of us in a hot bath, and before long,
    with a smile on its face, it will allow itself to be boiled to death.

    Version of the story
    from Daniel Quinn’s The Story of B

    As the heat is slowly
    turned up, something happens. One of the frogs looks around, and actually
    notices the heat. He begins analyzing and forecasting what this rising
    temperature means for his future. He jumps out of the pot and encourages others
    to do the same. While the others are afraid of the risk of leaving,
    he is afraid of the risk of becoming extinct due to inaction.
    (Copied from the website Patriot Page)

    The time is now, we
    either JUMP or DIE.

    This is the first time
    in the history of civilization that a majority population has given up its
    sovereignty without a bloody battle.

    If we remain on this
    path the destiny of America will be parallel to the destiny of Russia. What a cataclysmic disaster the Jewish
    provoked Russian Revolution was for humanity! Were the Jews incapable of foreseeing
    the outcome of their actions or was the USSR the desired outcome. What will be
    the future of America, Europe, Australia and Canada? The Western world is being
    deconstructed by the Jews just as Russia was. What will be our future? Will we
    have a future?

    To stop the Jews we must
    convince the decent Jews of the world to stand up to their fellow Jews. Harry
    Pottery is an allegory of the Jewish struggle of good and evil. Our only hope
    is that the decent Jews of the world will stop the insanity to save the muggles.
    Whites are powerless to stand against the tide of destiny which is engulfing
    the Western World.

    God bless the shrewdness of the Jew. God bless
    the ignorance of Christianity. Without the manipulation of Christianity, the
    Jews could not have pulled off this debacle.