Donna Bell

Interviewed by Shayanne Gal and Kelli Gibson on October 30, 2013
Chronological overview of Donna Bell’s life history; being raised in New Bern, NC; growing up in a single parent home; her undergraduate experience and involvement at UNC; career choices through studying English to working in Social Therapy; her move to Northside in 2001, her first house, her husband, her daughter and stepson, the Northside community, neighbors; gentrification and new development in Northside; student housing vs. family housing; Bell’s position on the town council, campaigning, committees, difficulties; Bell’s work as a social worker and therapist, her various jobs, her current private practice in Carrboro, NC; social work “fees”; reflection on her life decisions and the difficulties of making them; significance of the worth of working hard and making good life choices.

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Donna Bell

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Chronological overview of Donna Bell’s life history; being raised in New Bern, NC; growing up in a single parent home; her undergraduate experience and involvement at UNC; career choices through studying English to working in Social Therapy; her move to Northside in 2001, her first house, her husband, her daughter and stepson, the Northside community, neighbors; gentrification and new development in Northside; student housing vs. family housing; Bell’s position on the town council, campaigning, committees, difficulties; Bell’s work as a social worker and therapist, her various jobs, her current private practice in Carrboro, NC; social work “fees”; reflection on her life decisions and the difficulties of making them; significance of the worth of working hard and making good life choices.

Subject

Bell, Donna

Type

Oral History

Creator

Marian Cheek Jackson Center

Publisher

Marian Cheek Jackson Center

Date

2013-10-30

Rights

Open for research.

Format

MP3 (44,100)

Language

English

Identifier

CR_0104

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Shayanne Gal and Kelli Gibson

Interviewee

Donna Bell

Interview Processor

Donna Nelson

Interview Date

2013-10-30

Duration

55:32

Collection

Citation

Marian Cheek Jackson Center, “Donna Bell,” Marian Cheek Jackson Center Oral History Trust, accessed August 7, 2020, https://archives.jacksoncenter.info/items/show/487.

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Donna Bell grew up in New Bern, North Carolina and believes in the power of working hard for a life of which you can be proud. Over the years, her studies and experiences led her to becoming a social worker and therapist. She has also been an active member of Chapel Hill Town Council and currently resides in Northside.