Chapel Hill in Orange County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected 2007 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number H-114.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list.
Location. 35° 51.115′ N, 79° 5.132′ W. Marker is in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 15/501 and Old Lystra Road (County Highway 1724), on the right when traveling north on U.S. 15/501. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chapel Hill NC 27517, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George Moses Horton (approx. 4.1 miles away); Elizabeth Cotten (approx. 4.2 miles away); Navy B-1 Band (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Chapel Hill Nine (approx. 4.3 miles away); University Florist (approx. Journey of Reconciliation (approx. 4.6 miles away); Kuralt Building (approx. 4.6 miles away); Carolina Coffee Shop (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chapel Hill.
Regarding Paul Green. Paul Green won his 1927 Pulitzer Prize for his play In Abraham’s Bosom, based in part on the “Autobiography of a Negro” which Sam Morphis of Chapel Hill dictated to Horace Williams. The Pulitzer jury noted that, "the play does not sentimentalize on the tragic situation of the negro. It is scrupulously fair to the white race. But it brings us face to face with one of the most serious of the social problems of this country, and forces us to view this problem in the light of tragic pity."
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