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This portrait of Deloris Bynum was taken at the Northside Festival on April 28, 2018.

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March leaders address participants in front of St. Joseph CME Church, a renowned headquarters for action and santuary for leaders.

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Clementine Self leads a demonstration that characteristically featured the American flag rather than the North Carolina flag.

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As they march from St. Joseph CME church toward downtown Chapel Hill, local African American students, religious leaders, and UNC students rally behind a banner declaring “Eat at Joe’s Black & White.”

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A slogan painted on the door of a truck in Carrboro, NC.

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Before each sit-in, demonstrators had to agree to practice nonviolent resistance by going limp to neither assist nor resist arrest.   Here, they lie on Franklin Street, awaiting transportation to jail.

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Boys stage a counter-protest directed at marchers at the segregated Colonial Drug.

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A protest march makes its way from St. Joseph's CME Church to Franklin Street, passing policeman Coy Durham. To maintain calm, the Chapel Hill police often treated the marches as parades.

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Clementine (Fearrington) Self leads demonstrators.   Marchers almost always carried the American flag, but not the North Carolina flag, during their protests.

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A demonstrator arrested at the Merchants Association sit-in is carried through the garage in the Chapel Hill jail building.

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Demonstrators, including Walter Mitchell (center), are arrested during a night sit-in blocking the door to Colonial Drug.   Members of owner John Carswell’s family and a friend watch from the inside.

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Demonstrators congregate at St. Joseph CME Church before a march.   Reinvigorated by the March on Washington, activist rallied across the country, including in Chapel Hill, where participants often number in the hundreds.

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Several weeks after the Chapel Hill Board of Aldermen failed to pass a public accomodation ordinance, the Chapel Hill Freedom Movement retaliated with a series of sit-ins and marches. On February 8, 1964, demonstrations like this one on Franklin…

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Marchers on Franklin Street protest at segregated Colonial Drug.