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Who is James Cates?

November 30, 2021

There are members of the Chapel Hill community who know the story of James Cates, a 22-year-old man who was murdered on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. The James Cates Remembrance Coalition, a collective that includes Cates’s family members, community leaders, … Continued

Proposal: James Cates Building at UNC

June 15, 2021

Read James Cates’s story, the proposal in its entirety, and see the list of signatories and endorsers here. To show your support by signing on as an endorser, email csas@unc.edu with your name and title or town of residence. This … Continued

Say His Name: James Cates

June 14, 2021

A murder 50 years ago rattled Chapel Hill’s Black community, laying bare the town’s inequality. Stabbed by white supremacists, Cates died in the Pit on UNC campus waiting for an ambulance that never arrived. The bricks were cleaned by the … Continued