Jamare Lee, 6, great grandson of Marian Cheek Jackson, namesake of the Marian Cheek Jackson Center in Chapel Hill, prepares to release a white dove Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Northside Festival, celebrating the town's historically black Northside neighborhoods. The festival featured the dedication of a new "gateway," a series of photographs embedded in a stone wall outside St. Joseph C.M.E. Church documenting Chapel Hill’s Freedom Fighters and scenes of civil rights marches. "It really helps to tell (the story that) Chapel Hill was not and, to a lesser degree is not, what we think it is," Town Council member Michael Parker said Saturday.
Jamare Lee, 6, great grandson of Marian Cheek Jackson, namesake of the Marian Cheek Jackson Center in Chapel Hill, prepares to release a white dove Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Northside Festival, celebrating the town's historically black Northside neighborhoods. The festival featured the dedication of a new "gateway," a series of photographs embedded in a stone wall outside St. Joseph C.M.E. Church documenting Chapel Hill’s Freedom Fighters and scenes of civil rights marches. "It really helps to tell (the story that) Chapel Hill was not and, to a lesser degree is not, what we think it is," Town Council member Michael Parker said Saturday. Mark Schultz mschultz@newsobserver.com
Jamare Lee, 6, great grandson of Marian Cheek Jackson, namesake of the Marian Cheek Jackson Center in Chapel Hill, prepares to release a white dove Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Northside Festival, celebrating the town's historically black Northside neighborhoods. The festival featured the dedication of a new "gateway," a series of photographs embedded in a stone wall outside St. Joseph C.M.E. Church documenting Chapel Hill’s Freedom Fighters and scenes of civil rights marches. "It really helps to tell (the story that) Chapel Hill was not and, to a lesser degree is not, what we think it is," Town Council member Michael Parker said Saturday. Mark Schultz mschultz@newsobserver.com

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April 30, 2017 10:32 AM

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