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POSTPONED: NFP Racial History Tour: The Chapel Hill Nine
January 27 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pmFree
Hosted by the New Faculty Program
This event, originally scheduled for Jan. 27, has been postponed and will be rescheduled in spring 2023.
NFP participants and the Carolina community are invited to a tour with civil rights historian, educator, and activist Danita Mason-Hogans about the Chapel Hill Nine, a group of Black high school students who did a sit-in in the Colonial Drug Store and sparked continuous civil rights demonstrations in Chapel Hill.
In Feb. 2020, the Town of Chapel Hill placed a historical marker at the site to commemorate the event and honor the demonstrators.
The group will meet at the historical marker on 450 West Franklin St., the former site of Colonial Drug.
Danita Mason-Hogans is a native of Chapel Hill NC for seven generations of “movement people” on both sides of her family. She is a curriculum specialist and has served as Program Manager at Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies for the Critical Oral Histories Component. She describes the Critical Oral History methodology in her TEDTalk and uses the methodology in her work with communities, school systems, universities, activists and historians to document local and national history from the “inside out” and from the “bottom up”.