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

Journey of Reconciliation

 
 
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By Don Morfe, September 16, 2013
1. Journey of Reconcilation Marker
Inscription.  In 1947 the Congress of Racial Equality & local citizens, black & white, protested bus segregation. Setting out from Washington, D.C. “freedom riders” tested compliance with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling barring segregation on interstate buses. On April 13, riders arrived at the local bus station then twenty yards W. A mob attacked one rider. Four others were arrested and sentenced to 30 days on chain gangs.
 
Erected 2008 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number G-127.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1947.
 
Location. 35° 54.834′ N, 79° 3.366′ W. Marker is in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of North Columbia Street (State Highway 86) and East Rosemary Street, on the right when traveling north on North Columbia Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chapel Hill NC 27514, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
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By Don Morfe, September 16, 2013
2. Journey of Reconcilation Marker
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8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kuralt Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); University Florist (about 400 feet away); Carolina Coffee Shop (about 600 feet away); Old Sawpit Site (about 600 feet away); Strowd Building (about 700 feet away); Silent Sam (approx. 0.2 miles away); Astronaut Training (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Chapel Hill Nine (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chapel Hill.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 465 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 4, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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