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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Betsy Battle Davis

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Cecilia Davis

"[Lincoln] wasn’t integrated and I didn’t know anything about integrated schools, cause I never went to one and I never worked at one. But I loved working at Lincoln." - Cecilia Davis

John Ray Davis

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Marion Davis

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Nate Davis

Nate Davis was born and raised in Northside and graduated from Lincoln High School. He stayed in the area and was drawn into working with youth by his mentor, Fred Battle. He went on to become the director of the Hargraves Community Center, dedicating his life to supporting young people in…

Shirley Davis

"My mother worked for one of the richest men in Chapel Hill, Milton Julian, he owned a clothing store. She raised all of his kids, 7 kids, and we all grew up together." - Shirley Davis

Jarrett Dawson

Jarrett Dawson grew up with family ties to Northside and spent much of his childhood growing up in Florence, North Carolina while discovering his talents as a musician. For a time, his family moved to Patterson, New Jersey where he also has a lot of extended family. As a young adult, he finished…

Saundra Dockery

"I’m so glad my stepfather was a Mason, and my mother joined the Eastern Stars. I feel that part of her heart and her goodness is because of that relationship with the Masons and the Eastern Stars because they’re really good people." - Saundra Dockery

Sherdenia Thompson Dunn

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Walter Durham

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