UNC remembers James Cates’ killing 49 years later

By Britney Ngyuen

Minister Robert Campbell and journalist Mike Ogle spoke at the memorial service. (Britney Nguyen / Carolina Connection).

Some students and members of the community are remembering James Cates Jr., a 22-year-old black man who was fatally stabbed on UNC’s campus in a racially-charged attack in 1970.

Britney Nguyen reports that The Center for the Study of the American South hosted an event to discuss his legacy.


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