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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.

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Albert Williams teaching 8th graders at Smith Middle School about the civil rights movement in Chapel Hill, February, 2014.

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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. Sit-ins blocked the exits to the Woollen Gymnasium parking lots.

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In 1963, CORE leader Floyd McKissick asked Quinton Baker, one of his most trusted organizers, to go to Chapel Hill and teach effective nonviolence tactics to local activists. Here Baker leads a practice protest march. Baker is followed by local…