Hinton James Residence Hall

Hinton James Residence Hall is one of four dormitories that comprise the South Campus residence community, an informal counter-space created by Black students, beginning in the early 1970s, to serve as powerful community space for themselves within and against the white supremacy of the University. Hinton James, as the largest dorm in the community, drew a tremendous amount of scrutiny from white students and administrators.

Hinton James Residence Hall, in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Image Collection Collection #P0004, North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Space Use: Dormitory and Housing

Spatial Organizing Approach: Creation

Date Created: 1967

Campus Space: South Campus

Citation: Turosak, Greg, “James A Unique Place to Live,” The Daily Tar Heel, 25 September 1973, 1.