Northside News Volume VIII, Edition 7

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Gwen Atwater

Gwen Atwater came to call Chapel Hill home after moving here with her husband, who had spent his childhood playing in these streets. She began teaching at Frank Porter Graham Elementary School in 1973, where she spent the next three decades engaging with bright, young minds. To this day, she is…

Ronnie Bynum

"As far as Carrboro, back in the day, at 5:00, 5:30—before it gets dark—you can’t be across the railroad track—by Rise Biscuit. … Why? Because the Klan will hurt you. You gotta fight your way in and fight your way out." - Ronnie Bynum Ronnie Bynum was born in Chapel Hill in 1959 as one of seven…

Patricia "Pat" Jackson

"All I wanted to do was just be present and serve activism, not understanding that that came with some consequences. . .once you step out in service there are consequences and just as you step out in service for the lord there are consequences." - Pat Jackson

Clementine Self

"I've heard so many people in my generation say, "I don't want my children to go through what I had to go through," and I keep asking them, "What did you go through?" Everything that I went through, I appreciate. I mean, I don't know what I didn't have. If I didn't have it, I don't miss it, but I…

Albert Simms Williams

"If you can be patient and be kind, even a bull dog will stop barking and listen to you. If you take the time with it, you’ll back it down." - Albert Simms Williams