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Mr. Michael Parker, Knott’s Funeral Home

Knott’s Funeral Home is located on N. Graham St. in the original building of the Bynum Weaver Chapel and Funeral Home, one of the oldest black-owned business buildings in the region. Michael, who lives just blocks away, has worked in this historic…
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Business

Before the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 required white restaurants and businesses to open to Black patrons, Black residents served themselves, whether in Durham’s bustling Black business districts or in the Black-owned shops, restaurants, hotel,…
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Edward Jones - On his family, dealing with discrimination in Chapel Hill, and experiences in the Vietnam War

In this interview, Northside resident Edward Jones discusses a wide range of personal and community events that have shaped his life into what he sees it as today. Mr. Jones begins his story by talking about his relatives and their experiences:…
Oral History

Mary Norwood Jones - On growing up in Carrboro and her experiences at North Carolina Central University

This interview is part of an oral history project called Southern Communities: Listening for a Change: Mighty Tigers--Oral HIstories of Chapel Hill's Lincoln High School. The interviewes were conducted from 2000-2001, by Bob Gilgor, with former…
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Edward Jones

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Mrs. Betty Jones marches in a protest on Independence Day

A march on Independence Day, July 4, 1964, through downtown Chapel Hill.Mrs. Betty Jones, who was heavily involved in the movement, is pictured behind an American flag. She was a member of First Baptist, and was a flower lady near the old location of…
Oral History

Marian Cheek Jackson - On her occupational history, family history, and parents

This interview starts with the occupational history for Marian Cheek Jackson. She worked in policy service, data processing, and underwriting for North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company for 22 years. North Carolina Mutual is the largest and…
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Mary Norwood Jones - On her experiences at Orange County Training School

This interview is part of an oral history project called Southern Communities: Listening for a Change: Mighty Tigers--Oral HIstories of Chapel Hill's Lincoln High School. The interviewes were conducted from 2000-2001, by Bob Gilgor, with former…
Oral History

Marian Cheek Jackson - On St. Joseph's Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and the effects of urban renewal

In this interview, Marian Cheek Jackson describes the origins of St. Joseph's Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and her start as church historian. Jackson discusses the role of her father, Kennon Cheek, and Russell Edwards in establishing the…
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Katherine Council - On her children and growing up outside of Carrboro

In this impromptu interview done at Heavenly Groceries Food Ministry, Katherine “Mama Kat” Council tells us what it was like growing up right outside of Carrboro back in the 1930’s. She recalls how for a while her family had to use a wagon to get to…
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History of Homes

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Marian Cheek Jackson - On the Jackson Center and her vision for Northside

Marian Cheek Jackson has resided in Chapel Hill for her entire life. Much of the life she knows has involved her staying in, participating in, and protecting Northside. The Marian Cheek Jackson Center was named after her because of the vision she had…
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Harold Foster rallies demonstrators at St. Joseph CME

Harold Foster rallies demonstrators in front of St. Joseph CME church before marching through Chapel Hill.

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Harold Foster, Anita Booth, Larry Foushee, Wilbert Jones, (unknown), (unknown child), Bernard Foushee, Maxene…
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Cleo Caldwell - On her family's musical talent, growing up in Northside, and returning to the neighborhood

In this interview, Cleo Caldwell, 53, discusses growing up in the Northside neighborhood surrounded by extended family and, in particular, her cousins who became policemen and civil rights activists. Cleo’s mother and sisters were known for their…
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Virginia Jones - Speaking about her education, career, and family

This interview is part of the Marian Cheek Jackson Center’s Life History Series. Ms. Virginia has grown up in Chapel Hill and lived here her entire life. She was born on Mitchell Lane. She is the 10th of 10 children. Her mother worked at UNC at Chase…
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Ezra Barbee

"And at that particular time, my grandfather had a heart attack. He said, 'Well, look, son, I’m going to tell you this: Either you are going to finish this job, or you are going to go home.' So that was my fuel up under my whatever. You can go do it…
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Protest

Harold Foster is the man with his fist raised and his back towards the camera, talking to the crowd. Anita Booth is on the far left, wearing a button-up collared shirt with vertical stripes. Larry Foushee is to the right of Anita Booth, in the front…
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Michael Palmer

"Wealth is in relationships. And if you wanted to measure that wealth, it is in the number of people that show up to your funeral. Because if people care enough, they’re gonna take time outta their lives to acknowledge yours." - Michael Palmer In his…
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Willie Mae Patterson - On cooking and food

As a part of the Jackson Center’s food ways project, Willie Mae Patterson speaks to her experience with food and cooking. White Patterson grew up with a very small kitchen, her grandma taught her how to cook and always had lots of vegetables in her…
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Rev. Albert Williams

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Saundra Dockery - Speaking about her mother

This interview was part of the Marian Cheek Jackson Center’s History Potluck series. Saundra Dockery, is a Northside native and daughter of Katherine Council better known as “Mama Kat”. Ms. Dockery shares photos and documents from her mother’s life…