Bynum Weaver

Bynum & Susie Weaver were pillars of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro African American community, owning three “social enterprises” before the term existed. From a grocery store to funeral services, the Weavers’ businesses provided much needed goods and services to the community, regardless of people’s ability to pay. The couple owned the Chapel Hill Funeral Home and Ambulance Service, Weaver’s Grocery, and a beauty parlor. The Weavers set the standard for for-benefit businesses before that term was widely used - creating jobs, meeting critical needs, and leading by example. People still talk about their generosity, compassion and dedication to the well-being of others.


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