Marker Dedication Event Honoring the Chapel Hill Nine

Town of Chapel Hill to Unveil Marker Dedicated to Local Civil Rights Heroes

Marker Dedication Event Honoring the Chapel Hill NineOn Sunday, February 28, 1960, nine young men from Chapel Hill’s all-black Lincoln High School sat at a booth in the Colonial Drug Store and sought the same service that was given to white customers. Their courageous step led to their arrest and sparked a decade of direct-action civil rights demonstrations in Chapel …

Historic Bus Shelters

Sixty years ago a sit-in sparked a decade of direct-action civil rights demonstrations in Chapel Hill. The Town is observing the anniversary with eye-catching bus shelter designs, a permanent historical marker, and a community celebration. In January, Chapel Hill Transit transformed three of its most visible downtown bus shelters with graphic wraps. The shelters feature dramatic photographs of protestors shutting …

Danita Mason-Hogan on community history

“Until lions have historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter.” Historian Danita Mason-Hogans advocates that the way we tell and document history is a social justice issue. She shares her family and community’s multi-generation involvement in the civil rights movement, and how the importance of who tells a historical story and from who’s perspective they are told, …