Carolyn B. Jefferson

Ms. Jefferson introduces herself: Ms. Jefferson on integrating psychiatric nursing:

Pearl Cole

Ms. Pearl Cole remembers the May Pole celebrations at OCTS: Ms. Cole learned to be a helper from her parents:

Patricia Mason

As a graduate of Lincoln High School’s class of 1962 and an alumna of Chapel Hill’s local civil rights movement, Patricia Mason displayed a passion for equity from an early age. It is a passion that only strengthened during her retirement, especially with regards to voting rights and civic engagement. She is an active member of the Social Interest Civic …

Nettie P. Burnette

Ms. Burnette recalls life during segregation: Ms. Burnette remembers being told to leave campus when she was young: Ms. Burnette on why she got involved in the Civil Rights demonstrations in Chapel Hill:

Marjorie Land

Ms. Marjorie Land introduces herself: Ms. Land on the cafeteria at Memorial Hospital:

Jerdene Alston

Ms. Alston remembers the training she received for non-violent resistance:

Foster Sisters

Esphur Foster Esphur Foster and Charley Mae Foster Norwood credit their mother as a major influence to their community service work. “We saw our mother do it,” explained Ms. Foster, speaking of Hattie Mae Foster’s involvement in the PTA and coordination of voting registration drives. This passion was passed down to Ms. Foster and Mrs. Norwood, graduates of Lincoln High …

Edna Taylor

Ms. Taylor on learning the importance of service from her mother: Edna Taylor talks about being arrested during a demonstration at NC Central: 

Carolyn Daniels

Carolyn Daniels describes how desegrating Chapel Hill schools worked: Ms. Daniels on the impact of the Vickers case on local desegregation efforts: Ms. Daniels describes her equity work: