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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Christian Foushee-Green

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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

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

Sylvester Hackney

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Annie Hargett

Annie Hargett lived in Northside throughout her youth. She attended Northside Elementary and was part of one of the first classes to attend Lincoln High (class of 1957). Her parents moved from Chatham County to Northside in Chapel Hill, first to Craig Street, then to N. Graham. She left Northside…

Frances Hargraves

"In the first place, I never felt that the schools [were integrated]; they were not integrated. They were desegregated." - Frances Hargraves

Molly Hargraves

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Curtis Harper

"[Churches] were the institutions that Black people owned. They didn’t own school buildings; they didn’t own anything where they could meet." - Curtis Harper

Andrea Harris

"At the same time I remember wanting to know why they had these water fountains that were “white” and “colored.” So my mother told me what was the difference: taste it. She made me taste both of them, right so I can see that there was no difference. Right?" - Andrea Harris

Bernice Harrison

Mrs. Bernice Harrison is the wife of Reverend Troy Harrison and the mother of Brittney Harrison. She was raised in a Baptist church but began to attend a Methodist church after she married Reverend Harrison, becoming a member of St. Joseph CME. Mrs. Harrison has played a central role in the…