Oral History

Donna Bell - On her family, career, and Northside

Interviewed by Shayanne Gal and Kelli Gibson on October 30, 2013

Chronological overview of Donna Bell’s life history; being raised in New Bern, NC; growing up in a single parent home; her undergraduate experience and involvement at UNC; career choices through studying English to working in Social Therapy; her move to Northside in 2001, her first house, her husband, her daughter and stepson, the Northside community, neighbors; gentrification and new development in Northside; student housing vs. family housing; Bell’s position on the town council, campaigning, committees, difficulties; Bell’s work as a social worker and therapist, her various jobs, her current private practice in Carrboro, NC; social work “fees”; reflection on her life decisions and the difficulties of making them; significance of the worth of working hard and making good life choices.

Donna Bell - On her family, career, and Northside

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Oral history interview of Bell, Donna conducted by Gal, Shayanne on October 30, 2013 at Home of Donna Bell, Chapel Hill, NC. Processed by Nelson, Donna.

Citation: Marian Cheek Jackson Center, “Donna Bell - On her family, career, and Northside,” From the Rock Wall, accessed September 20, 2021, https://fromtherockwall.org/oral-histories/donna-bell-2.

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