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The name Chapel Hill Historical Society suggests a focus upon the town of Chapel Hill, but the organization actually is equally concerned with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, for the two are inseparable.

On Tuesday, 24 January 1961, at about 12:30 a.m., two hydrogen bombs fell to earth near the tiny farming village of Faro, NC. Obviously, neither bomb yielded its awful potential, or the world would today be mourning an infamous catastrophe. An…

An early Internet project from 1995, this site uses Southen Culture as a way to explore web technologies. These projects, which focus on the American South, were proposed, planned and produced by students enrolled in a class offered through the…

Sound clips from this pirate radio station that operated in South Vietnam ca. 1971

An historical webpage for the 173d Airborne Brigade that fought during the Vietnam War and then was reactivated in 2000 in Vicenza, Italy.

Interviews, comments and works by African American poet, Yusef Komunyakaa. (from the Internet Poetry Archive)

On February 1, 1960, a group of black college students from North Carolina A&T University refused to leave a Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina where they had been denied service. This sparked a wave of other sit-ins in…

Interviews, comments and works by African American poet, Margaret Walker. (from the Internet Poetry Archive)

This site is intended to provide a sweeping introduction to the legend of John Henry, the facts associated with the man, and the meaning of some of the many versions of the songs about him. It is also an objective of this site to provide a sampling…

Hayti, the African-American section of Durham, North Carolina, flourished from the 1880s to the 1940s. Like Memphis' Beale Street and the area around Atlanta's Sweet Auburn, Hayti was an island of African-American culture and business in a…

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