Meet our Neighbors

"A lot of times you have to just listen--and be a listener."

Mr. Robert Revels

Meet the people who built the stone walls that surround the University, led movements for fair labor and housing across Chapel Hill/Carrboro, and fought for the freedom of all Black Americans.

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David Caldwell, Jr.

A Chapel Hill native, David Caldwell is the Project Director and Community Organizer for the Rogers-Eubanks Neighborhood Association located in northern Chapel Hill, North Carolina. As part of his position, he collaborates with UNC in research and works with PORCH and summer enrichment programs to…

Edwin Caldwell, Jr.

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Edwin Caldwell, Sr.

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Belinda Caldwell

Hilliard Caldwell

Paul Caldwell

"I worked there for twenty seven years. I worked my way up from a patrol officer to a sergeant, then I worked from sergeant to a lieutenant, and then I was promoted finally to shift captain before I retired." - Paul Caldwell Paul Caldwell is a long time resident of the Northside Neighborhood, and…

Handy Campbell

"My whole family was masons...that’s what we did that’s how I came up. - Handy Campbell Handy Campbell began working as a brick mason with his father at six years old. He started his own masonry business at fifteen years old, and had a long career mentoring other masons in Chapel Hill and working on…

Min. Robert Campbell

"We want our young people to have a sense of worth in this, to have a value about who they are, and not to limit yourself because of your stature because your imagination and your desire can carry you above your stature." - Min. Robert Campbell Min. Robert "Peter" Campbell grew up in Northside. Many…

Elizabeth Carter

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William Carter

"And so, we started to talk—singing, organizing a little bit, marching a little bit, and then that’s when we started forming this executive committee." - William Carter

Linda Carver

"So when you’re in your communities and you’re going through black neighborhoods, it was like you were in a whole different world. So it was like, racism didn’t affect you when you were going through your neighborhood." - Linda Carver

Terry Carver

"We all gathered on Sundays; you couldn't do anything but visit family. There was no such thing as stores and stuff open you know, so pretty much you visited family on those days. You'd have the cousins and everybody around you, grandparents and you just kind of listened and heard what they talked…

Marvin Chambers

James Middleton Chang

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Doug Clark

"My dad would go to work in the morning. Go to the South building to work before the post office. And then he would leave there and go straight to the Carolina Inn. And he probably wouldn’t come home till nine or ten o’clock." - Doug Clark, Sr.

Rebecca Clark

"I would get no more than ten dollars a week, if that much. But it began to go up to twenty-five. And then I was asking for fifty." - Rebecca Clark

Mary Cole

"My parents always taught us, 'You know who you are.' No matter what you say to me or what you call me, I know who I am." - Mary Cole

Chelsea Cooper

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Marquette Costen

Odessa Cotten

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Edric Cotton

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Euyvonne Cotton

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Thurman Couch

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Katherine Council

"My name is Katherine Council and everybody calls me Mama Kat for the simple reason that when I had my first grandchild I didn’t want to be called grandma because I didn’t want men to stop looking at me!" - Katherine "Mama Kat" Council Born and raised in Northside, Katherine "Mama Kat" Council…