Ep 7: What Comes Next. Silent Sam part 3

In August, 2018 student activists toppled UNC’s confederate monument, Silent Sam. In our final part of our 3-part series exploring the history of the statue, we dig into the question: what comes after Silent Sam?

Ep 6: James Cates. Silent Sam part 2

In this episode, we share the story of James Cates. James was born and raised in Chapel Hill. In 1970, when he was just 22-years-old, he was murdered on UNC campus.

Ep 5: An old argument. Silent Sam part 1

What was the meaning of the American Civil War? And why are we still arguing over this some 150 years later? In this, the first of our 3-part series on Silent Sam, we explore the purpose of confederate monuments and their impact on the African American community in Chapel Hill.

Ep 4: Mayor of Franklin Street

Learn how two men devoted their lives to making our public spaces more open and accessbile for all of us…and how one man tried to stop such work from ever happening.

Ep 3: Remembering Our Dead

In this episode, we explore the ways that cemeteries act as memorials and markers. How do Chapel Hill’s cemeteries help us remember the people who came before us? How have they obscured the past? Join us and our special tour guide, local historian Ernest Dollar, as we walk through four Chapel Hill burial sites.

Ep 2: Young, Gifted and Black

In June, 2019 we honored the lives of two Chapel Hillians whose names were added to the Peace and Justice Plaza marker in downtown Chapel Hill.

Ep 1: Holy Week Fast

Learn how this one spot in Chapel Hill became the place for people to practice free speech and their right to assemble.

Coming soon

For the past year, Chapel Hill Public Library has been taking a deep dive into local history, uncovering untold stories and telling them from “the bottom up and the inside out.” These stories are the basis of the Library’s new podcast, Re/Collecting Chapel Hill. Join hosts Molly Luby and Danita Mason-Hogans for first season of Re/Collecting Chapel Hill. We’ll focus …