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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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

Evelyn Dove-Coleman

Evelyn Dove-Coleman established PathChoice Ministry in Chapel Hill in 1992 by bringing role models to speak to underprivileged youth at the Hargraves Community Center in North Side. Then-mayor Ellie Kinnaird and AMIE Tutor Esphur Foster supported bringing the children to the center and feeding them…

Sherdenia Thompson Dunn

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Walter Durham

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Birdine Edwards

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Keith Edwards

"You can only hold stuff in for so long." - Keith Edwards Keith Edwards is a native of Chapel Hill and has been a leader in the community for decades. Keith was one of the first black students to integrate Chapel Hill Junior High School in seventh grade. Ms. Keith later went on to work as a police…

Lillie Edwards

Lillie Edwards was born in Wake County and moved to Durham at a young age with her family. After graduating from high school in Durham, she moved to Gomains Street in Northside where she met her husband, Russell Edwards. She raised her three children in Northside and was a very active member of St.…

Russell Edwards

Clarke Egerton

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Benito Escovedo-Leal

Señor Benito Escovedo-Leal vive en Chapel Hill. Originalmente es de Pueblo, México.

Mr. Benito Escovedo-Leal lives in Chapel Hill. Originally, he is from Pueblo, Mexico.

Cary Esser

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Carolyn Evans

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Carlton Eversley

Dr. Reverend Carlton Eversley passed away September 16, 2019. Eversley was a pastor at Delbrook Presbyterian Church, a servant in the Winston Salem/Forsyth community, a civil rights activist, a speaker, an organizer, an advocate for a better school system, and a believer in justice. He left his mark…

Clarence Farrar

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Eugene Farrar

"In order for us to move forward, in the political arena and in the social setting and even in this world today, we have to be registered to vote." - Eugene Farrar Eugene Farrar is a Chapel Hill native. He has long been engaged in community issues such as voter participation and affordable housing.…

Jane Farrar

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Stella Farrar

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Dennis Lee Farrington Jr.

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Dennis Farrington

"They took a lot of the trophies and got rid of them--that Lincoln had. Threw them away. - Dennis Farrington

Willis Farrington

Born and raised in Northside, Reverend Willis Farrington recounts the community of Northside and the Roberson Street Community Center as his childhood home. As an integral individual in Northside, the community supported his decision to become a minister and lead jail and street ministries. Now,…

Joseph Fearrington

"When I came out of the service in January 1946, I got a little work with my father over on Broad St. and another place, a couple more houses, and I decided I’d start mine. And so I had the timber cut to build this house, to frame it. .. . And that white house down there where them cars are parked?…