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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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“Grillmaster” Calvin Smith, a community leader and steward of St. Joseph’s, cooks 1100 hotdogs at St. Joseph’s “Frangelism in the Park” gospel music celebration in 2007.

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A march on Independence Day, July 4, 1964, through downtown Chapel Hill

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A march organized by the Chapel Hill Freedom Movement on Franklin Street, Chapel Hill's main thoroughfare. Protesters stopped to point out segregated establishments.

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A march organized by the Chapel Hill Freedom Movement on Franklin Street, Chapel Hill's main thoroughfare. Protesters stopped to point out segregated establishments.

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

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A young neighbor enjoys community festivities.

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…

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. This interview was conducted as part of the Jackson Center’s…

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This interview is part of the Marian Cheek Jackson Center’s Oral History Trust. Albert (Bruce) Washington, III grew up in Chatham County with his mother and in Northside with his father and extended family. He was an only child, but grew up in the…