Franklin Street, the main commercial thoroughfare of Chapel Hill, has been the site of dozens of marches and protests on behalf of racial justice campus movements, beginning with civil rights demonstrations in the early 1960s. When seventeen people were arrested in April 1993 at the conclusion of a two-week long sit-in in South Building for a free-standing Black Cultural Center, students marched down Franklin Street towards the town jail to protest.
Space Use: Road
Date Created: 1790
Campus Space: Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History
Citation: Interview with John Bradley by Charlotte Fryar, 2 December 2017, in the Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007), Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.