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James Cates Memorial

James Cates Memorial Project

A permanent memorial will be installed on campus this year to honor the life of James Lewis Cates Jr., a Black man from the Chapel Hill community who was stabbed outside the Student Union in 1970 and died as a victim of racial violence


  • Advocacy

  • Community Engagement

  • Collaborations with Senator Valeria Fochee, UNC, Civil Rights Activist Danita Mason-Hogans, City of Chapel Hill

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