Join Chapel Hill Public Library staff and community members as we uncover the untold histories of Chapel Hill, from the inside out and bottom up. On this page are episodes from podcast season 1, which focuses on monuments and memory.


Voices is a new occasional series on Re/Collecting Chapel Hill featuring local people telling their own stories in their own
In this episode we dive into Chapel Hill's musical history, starting with one of its most beloved artists, Elizabeth Cotten.
In August, 2018 student activists toppled UNC's confederate monument, Silent Sam. In our final part of our 3-part series exploring
In this episode, we share the story of James Cates. James was born and raised in Chapel Hill. In 1970,
What was the meaning of the American Civil War? And why are we still arguing over this some 150 years
Learn how two men devoted their lives to making our public spaces more open and accessbile for all of us...and
In this episode, we explore the ways that cemeteries act as memorials and markers. How do Chapel Hill’s cemeteries help
In June, 2019 we honored the lives of two Chapel Hillians whose names were added to the Peace and Justice
Learn how this one spot in Chapel Hill became the place for people to practice free speech and their right to
For the past year, Chapel Hill Public Library has been taking a deep dive into local history, uncovering untold stories