"My uncle had Mason’s groceries, and then he decided he would have a motel, and they called it Mason’s Motel for Colored. And, it was the only motel for Black people. Of course, Black people couldn’t go to the hotels in this area. And, Callaway had been there, Diana Washington, James Brown."
- David Mason, Jr.In 1960, Charlie Mason opened Mason's Motor Court at 603 W. Rosemary Street along with the Starlite Supper Club. Since none of the other hotels in the Chapel Hill area allowed Black guests, Mason's motel hosted world famous Black performers who were in town for concerts and events.
"We’re writing our own history, thank you!"
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