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Creating Community at UNC & Beyond

Historically, women in Chapel Hill found community both on and off campus for a variety of reasons. Some were social in their purpose while others served as coalitions of women and community members who advocated for change based on a shared vision of individual and communal growth. Even though their methods were different, each created spaces of empowerment to meet their social and economic needs even when their presence was not welcomed within a racist and sexist society. Each of these items represents groups of women who forged their own community in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area during the 1970s.

Student curators:
Aneesha Tucker
David Smith
Brynn Garner
Emily Orland

Southern Oral History Program interviews related to this theme:

Lorna Chafe interviewed by Seth Kotch
September 5, 2014

Mildred Council interviewed by Donna Clark
November 14, 1994