On September 17, 1998, dozens of members of the University community, representing housekeepers, administrators, professors, and trustees, gathered to rededicate the building that had for seventy-five years been known as the University Laundry, now the Kennon Cheek/Rebecca Clark Building. The Cheek-Clark Building, now the central office for the University’s Housekeeping Division, exists as a physical representation on the campus landscape of the ways in which Black housekeepers and their student supporters reclaimed the University, utilizing the legacies of their predecessors to honor the history of Black freedom striving in Chapel Hill.
Organization: UNC Housekeepers Association
Space Use: Facilities
Spatial Organizing Approach: Reclamation
Date Created: 1998
Campus Space: Cheek-Clark Building
Citation: Proposed Settlement Agreement, Tinnen et al. v. UNC-Chapel Hill in the John Kenyon Chapman Papers #5441, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.