About the show

Join Chapel Hill Public Library staff and community members as we uncover the untold histories of Chapel Hill. We seek to reckon with our past to figure out where we came from and why it matters for our shared future.

Season one of Re/Collecting Chapel Hill was supported by grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the federal Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Episodes

  • 8: Elizabeth Cotten

    October 23rd, 2020  |  29 mins 12 secs

    In this episode we dive into Chapel Hill's musical history, starting with one of its most beloved artists, Elizabeth Cotten. We search for signs of Chapel Hill in Cotten's music and learn about life for a young Black girl growing up in the turn of the century South.

  • 7: What Comes Next. Silent Sam part 3

    December 19th, 2019  |  23 mins 25 secs

    Join Chapel Hill Public Library staff and community members as we uncover the untold histories of Chapel Hill, from the inside out and bottom up.

  • 6: James Cates. Silent Sam part 2

    November 18th, 2019  |  37 mins 45 secs

    Join Chapel Hill Public Library staff and community members as we uncover the untold histories of Chapel Hill, from the inside out and bottom up. In our first season, we are exploring the histories behind the monuments and markers of Chapel Hill.

  • 5: An Old Argument. Silent Sam part 1

    November 4th, 2019  |  30 mins 31 secs

    Join Chapel Hill Public Library staff and community members as we uncover the untold histories of Chapel Hill, from the inside out and bottom up. In our first season, we are exploring the histories behind the monuments and markers of Chapel Hill.

  • 4: Mayor of Franklin Street

    October 21st, 2019  |  22 mins 40 secs
    chapel hill greenways, chapel hill history, community history, local history

    Join Chapel Hill Public Library staff and community members as we uncover the untold histories of Chapel Hill, from the inside out and bottom up. In our first season, we are exploring the histories behind the monuments and markers of Chapel Hill.

  • 3: Remembering Our Dead

    October 7th, 2019  |  30 mins 55 secs
    cemeteries, chapel hill, chapel hill history, community history, graveyards, old chapel hill cemetery, slave cemeteries

    Join Chapel Hill Public Library staff and community members as we uncover the untold histories of Chapel Hill, from the inside out and bottom up. In our first season, we are exploring the histories behind the monuments and markers of Chapel Hill.

  • 2: Young, Gifted and Black

    September 23rd, 2019  |  19 mins 31 secs

    In June, 2019 we honored the lives of two Chapel Hillians whose names were added to the Peace and Justice Plaza marker in downtown Chapel Hill.

  • 1: Holy Week Fast

    September 9th, 2019  |  21 mins 2 secs
    1. Chapel Hill. Four young men decided to stage a hunger strike on the lawn of the old post office on Franklin Street. How the actions of civil rights demonstrators lead to the creation of Peace and Justice Plaza.
  • Introducing Re/Collecting Chapel Hill

    August 23rd, 2019  |  47 secs

    Coming soon, a new podcast from Chapel Hill Public Library. Community history, from the inside out and bottom up.