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Tuesday May 30th


A piano and photos on display at The Jackson Center on Monday, Feb. 20, 2023.

Marian Cheek Jackson Center preserves Chapel Hill's Black history, provides resources

Rev. Troy Harrison of St. Joseph CME Church and UNC Professor Della Pollock founded the Marian Cheek Jackson Center in 2007 to preserve the oral history of the Northside neighborhood.  The center's goals have since evolved to include fostering housing justice for the Northside community, preserving civil rights and local history through education and cultivating a sense of community between neighbors. “Something that any of us can do to support retention is just to get to know our neighbors,” Christine Abernathy, director of housing justice at MCJC, said.

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Yvette Mathews, the Office and Community Organizer for the Orange County Community Empowerment Fund, is pictured on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023.

Community Empowerment Fund to host event celebrating Black female leaders

The Community Empowerment Fund is hosting the Share the Love: Art Show and Celebration of Black Queens in Our Community event on Feb. 25 to recognize Black women leaders in the community.  Six Black women leaders from the Orange County and Durham area will be introduced and then "crowned" as queens for their contributions. Local artists will also present their work.  The event will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Carrboro Century Center.

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