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Chapel Hill in Orange County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Chapel Hill Nine

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 23, 2021
1. The Chapel Hill Nine Marker
Inscription.  
On this site, February 28, 1960, nine Lincoln High School students ignited the Direct Action Civil Rights Movement in Chapel hill with the first sit-in at Colonial Drug.

The Chapel Hill Nine
William Cureton, 18 • John Farrington, 17 • Harold Foster, 18 • Earl Geer, 16 • Dave Mason Jr., 17 • Clarence Merritt Jr., 17 • James Merritt, 16 • 'Clyde' Douglas Perry, 17 • Albert Williams, 16
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsIndustry & CommerceScience & Medicine. A significant historical date for this entry is February 28, 1960.
 
Location. 35° 54.641′ N, 79° 3.747′ W. Marker is in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in Orange County. Marker is on West Franklin Street just west of Basnight Lane North when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 452 1/2 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill NC 27516, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Navy B-1 Band (within shouting distance of this marker); Elizabeth Cotten (approx. 0.4 miles away); Journey of Reconciliation (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kuralt Building
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 23, 2021
2. The Chapel Hill Nine Marker
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(approx. half a mile away); University Florist (approx. half a mile away); Carolina Coffee Shop (approx. half a mile away); Old Sawpit Site (approx. half a mile away); Strowd Building (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chapel Hill.
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 23, 2021
3. The Chapel Hill Nine Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 26, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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