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Sharon and Virginia wanted to have their photograph demonstrate what they believed it meant to be a neighbor in the face of rapid change locally and in their respective lives. Residents of public housing at the time this photo was taken, they…

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Back Alley Bikes, located on N. Graham St. at the time this photo was taken, is a community business leader. Jason treats customers like family and is known for working on every bike with the kind of attention and integrity he dedicates to his own. …

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Ceci enjoys sitting outside of the Hargraves Recreation Center (finally completed in 1941to accommodate the first all-black Navy Band) with her friends often. She had never been photographed with her dog, Ruby. She is the proud mother of Paris…

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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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Exuding kindness and graciousness, Andrés is quick to smile and share a story. A deeply spiritual person, he possesses a strong belief in the power of neighbors helping each other through difficult times.

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There could not be a photograph more representative of the vibrant character of Equashia, who recently moved to Chapel Hill in the midst of struggle. She continues to fight for affordable housing for all.

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Each Saturday, Jerry, a Town of Chapel Hill employee, volunteers his time at Hargraves to teach young children how to play tennis. Jerry’s mother, who is 99 and one of the oldest Orange County natives, still lives in the stone mason house where…

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Thomas James "Bubba" Norwood enjoying a sunny afternoon at the 2018 Northside Festival.

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Tommy, pictured here with his brother, Jason, is always looking out for others. Reflecting on his vision of community, he described a neighbor as “somebody who extends a helping hand to people no one else will.”

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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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The Parrish brothers’ farm is one of the oldest African-American owned farms in Orange County. Here, they pose behind the truck they bring into town each day to Northside to pick up expired food from “Heavenly Groceries” to use on the farm to feed…

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Ms. Gladys lives by one of her favorite sayings: “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!” She runs “Heavenly Groceries/Comida Celestial”, a daily, grocery-style food distribution ministry that provides fresh food to over 5000 residents in four…

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Garrett is a jack of all trades who is particularly committed to sustainable gardening and local food justice. He served as the manager of HOPE gardens on Homestead Rd. and chose to be photographed there.

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This photograph demonstrates the same spirit of joyful partnership and curiosity with which Della co-founded the Jackson Center.

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Brother Robert Revels leads neighbors in song at the “Facing Our Neighbors” multi-media exhibit and festival, 2010.

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Clementine Self leads first graders in song in front of St. Joseph CME Church, as part of a Northside Elementary "Freedom Tour" in Fall 2013. The tour was part of the Jackson Center's Learning Across Generations Curriculum.