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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…
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Keith Edwards

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Keith Edwards and Barbara Ross

This interview is part of a group of interviews conducted by Susan Simone exploring the lives and struggle of various members of the Northside community: a historically black and primarily residential neighborhood located immediately northwest of the…
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Mr. Russell Edwards & Family

Mr. Edwards gathered representatives from four generations of his family (in descending order) on the steps of his Northside home. A proud member of the male chorus at St. Joseph CME, here he reflects on the many changes in Chapel Hill/Carrboro that…
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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…
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Russell Edwards

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Rock Wall

"A lot of people, when they would walk from Northside...walking back, they would just sit on the rock wall right there in front of [Willie Mae Patterson's] house. We used to sit there and just reflect on life and rest." - Keith Edwards, Civil Rights…
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Russell Edwards at May Day Festival 2014

Russell Edwards sings at the open mike event with his daughter Verna at the 2014 May Day Festival.
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Lincoln High School

Knowledge is power.  Since Reconstruction and the establishment of the first Freedmen’s School on the western edge of Chapel Hill (where Crook’s Corner is now) in the mid-1800s, the Black community has invested in the education of its youth. …
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"Black History, Our History"

To learn more about the erasure of Black people and history from Chapel Hill, read "Black History, Our History" by Cynthia Edwards-Paschall for Chapel Hill Magazine.
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Russell Edwards - On Northside, the Civil Rights Movement, and desegregation

Russell Edwards grew up in Chapel Hill and has watched, as well as experienced, many situations that African-Americans dealt with both before, during, and after the Civil Rights Movement took place. He resides in one of the historic African American…