Interactive Timeline of Black Chapel Hill/Carrboro

Welcome to A Path Forward, a brief account of the struggles and triumphs that distinguish Black Chapel Hill/Carrboro. The timeline is roughly organized by what neighbors describe as the four pillars of Northside community: home/family, work, school, and church.

Click on the right/left arrows to scroll through some key dates and events in the history of Black Chapel Hill/Carrboro. Pause to explore selections from oral histories and our photo albums.

Do you see something missing? Want to add in or elaborate? Click Respond to tell your piece.

"We’re writing our own history, thank you!"

Ms. Esphur Foster

Want to add in?  Have a different view?  What do you think? Want to upload your own photos or documents?

History is not the past.  It’s the sense we make of the past now. Click below to RESPOND—and be part of making history today.


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