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Dr. Reginald Hildebrand is an Associate Professor of African and Afro-American Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill. He is also a member of St. Paul CME Church and an advisory board member of the Marian Cheek Jackson Center for Saving and Making History. …

This interview was conducted for the Marian Cheek Jackson Center’s Facing Our Neighbors Initiative. The interview focuses almost entirely on the importance of community in the lives of the Bynums. Topics Include: Growing up in area, Mr. Bynum’s…

Rev. Albert Williams is the minister at Staunton Memorial CME Church in Pittsboro. He is a lifetime resident of the area and was the first African American firefighter in Chapel Hill and a native son of St. Joseph CME. Mrs. Williams is also a…

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…

Rev. Mark Royster is the minister of Cedar Rock Missionary Baptist Church in New Hill, NC. He has spent decades working as a banker (VP of SunTrust), minister, school board member (leader of the Blue Ribbon Task Force), and community developer and…

This interview was done as part of the Facing Our Neighbors project. It begins with Costen discussing his respect for Southern women, noting that they can be stronger than men. Costen was originally from Washington, D.C. and moved to North Carolina…

Esta entrevista es parte de la colección para el Marian Cheek Jackson Center que se llama Encontrando Nuestros Vecinos. Señor Benito Escovedo-Leal cuenta la historia de vida en la calle, sus experiencias con el racismo, y como evitó problemas cuando…

Sharon is originally from New York and moved from Oklahoma to Chapel Hill, NC for medical training. At the time of the interview, she had been in Chapel Hill for three years. Her first impressions of Chapel Hill were positive given the attitudes of…

This interview was done as part of the Facing Our Neighbors project. Stephanie Soulama is the owner of Stephanie’s Braiding Shop in Carrboro, NC. Stephanie is from Ivory Coast and speaks French. She recounts that she was a beautician in Ivory Coast.…

Esta entrevista es parte de la colección del Marian Cheek Jackson Center para la serie de Encontrando a Nuestros Vecinos. Señor Andrés Morales-Castillo empieza la entrevista con descripciones del barrio donde vive ahorra, comparando lo con su barrio…

Virginia Medean provides a look into her experience of Northside as a white woman who is aware of both sides of town (Northside and Carrboro). She explains her concerns and her ideas of how the community could grow bigger and change. She also…

This short interview includes Lee’s description of what a good neighbor is. Lee says that a good neighbor looks out for the other’s wellbeing, health, safety, and financial hard times. He also describes his roommate experiences as a way to exemplify…

In this clip, Mr. Farrar talks about registering to vote, but more importantly, actually exercising the right to vote in elections.

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In this clip, Mr. Farrar sings and talks about the importance of religion and music to African American life from the slavery period to today.