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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Heather Ragan-Kwakye

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Zora Rashkis

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Charlene B. Regester

"I have a niece who went to Chapel Hill High and just based on some of the comments she's made to me, I have the impression that things haven't changed all that much..." - Charlene B. Regester

Robert Revels

Donny "Hollywood" Riggsbee

"We had some old regular houses with tin on them...They were in a row, lined up on Hargraves Street...everybody up there was some kin." - Donny "Hollywood" Riggsbee Donnie "Hollywood" Riggsbee was born and raised in the Tin Top neighborhood in Carrboro. He was the first black employee at Colonial…

Walt Riggsbee

"[Racism] never seemed to faze me. It fazed me more in the service than down here. Going overseas was bad." - Walt Riggsbee

Sidney Rittenberg

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Charles Rivers

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Marie Roberson

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Collene Rogers

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Barbara Ross

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Mark Royster

"We cannot sit idly by and expect others to work on our behalf and in order to save us from ourselves. We have to be actively involved in the process of salvation. So those of us who are willing to sit back in a community and wait for students, to wait for clergy, or wait for others to come and be…