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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Louise Felix

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Katelyn Ferrell

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Sheila Florence

"We figured that's just the way it’s supposed to be until later when integration did come about, and we came into the knowledge that it's not supposed to be that way, everybody's supposed to be equal — but being white: whites thought 'white meant right.'" - Sheila Florence

Esphur Foster

"We are nothing without our history." - Esphur Foster

Harold Foster

Christian Foushee-Green

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Arminta Foushee

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Braxton Foushee

"Well, it was a bunch of us guys in the neighborhood, and girls, we stayed in the old defined Northside, not the expanded Northside, and we used to meet on the corner every night and sit, and that was kind of where the neighborhood kids met at night. There was a streetlight, and we'd sit on the…

James Foushee

Mack Foushee

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Valerie P. Foushee

Vivian Foushee

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Emma Fowler

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Crystal Freeman

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Shannon French

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Jane Garrett

Kay Gattis

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Betty Baldwin Geer

Charles Geer

Heather Giuffre

Heather is a senior at UNC and is from New York who lived in Northside in 2011.

Everett Goldston

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Alicia Gomez

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Roberto Gonzalez

Roberto Gonzalez has been a member of the Northside community since arriving in Chapel Hill in 2007. After leaving his family’s farm around the age of fifteen to go work in Mexico City, Roberto obtained a job in the United States and immigrated here when he was about 26 years old. Joined by his…

Burnice Hackney

"I grew up with my grandparents. My grandfather was a third generation farmer. We had a 100-acre farm and were pretty much self-sufficent…My grandparents have a lot of love. My grandmother was loved by hundreds if not thousands of people." - Burnice Hackney