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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James "Jim" Wallace

Jim Wallace was a journalism student at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and a photographer for the Daily Tar Heel, the student newspaper. In the early 1960s the newspaper decided to cover the emerging civil rights movement in Chapel Hill, and over the course of several years,…

Gloria Warren

"I didn’t feel that we were poor -- a lot of black people didn’t find that out until the War on Poverty – but during the time that I was growing up I didn’t feel that we were poor because we always had plenty to eat, we had clothes to wear, we could go to school, we could participate in things in…

Albert Washington

"[My son] went in the Navy first, and when he came out of the Navy, he went to work for us. And I would put him on the hardest thing on the job, and that’s why he’s such a brick mason, such a good mason. Every corner or curve that I had, I would put him on." - Albert Washington

Juanita Washington

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Charles Weaver

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Clayton Weaver

"If we gotta give up something, lets keep some history somewhere." - Clayton Weaver

Sherdenia Weaver

Wanda Weaver

"Change is gonna happen, but the important thing is, you be a part of the change." - Wanda Weaver

Gracie Webb

Louis Wijnberg

Born in Holland in 1922 to a Jewish family, Louis Wijnberg and his twin managed to arrive in America before the German occupation of The Netherlands. While in America, he experienced a difficult upbringing away from his family who he did not fully realize at the time were enduring their own struggle…

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

Eloise Williams

Gloria Mason Williams

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Thomas Williams

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Doris Wilson

Etta Doris Wilson is an educator at Carrboro Early School on Lloyd St. She was born on August 13, 1936 in rural Robeson County, North Carolina, and moved to Chapel Hill into her aunt’s house when she was about 18 years old and preparing for college. Coming from a life on a farm, in a tight-knit and…