James R. Walker Jr.’s absence from from a photograph this magazine published 18 years ago led to an assumption that the four men pictured were the complete group. It shows with what ease pioneers can be forgotten.
UNC was picked for one of four Navy preflight schools during World War II, and also hosted smaller-scale military training programs. The impact was profound on a small town that normally serviced 4,000 college students — 18,700 men trained at UNC…
The Town of Chapel Hill has dedicated a monument to the Chapel Hill Nine, a group of African American high school students who were arrested in 1960 for trying to order lunch at the Colonial Drug Store.
From 1842 until the University closed during Reconstruction, UNC presented members of the graduating class with Bibles. On the motion of the Rev. A.D. Betts (class of 1855), a Methodist minister and UNC trustee, the Board of Trustees ordered the…