A new memorial in the pit honors James Cates. He was a 22-year-old Black Chapel Hill resident who was fatally stabbed on campus in 1970. Members of a white supremacist group were charged with murder but found not guilty by an all-white jury. Cates’ family, the community, and student activists have been working with the university to commemorate him.
Carolina Connection’s Lauryn Lovett talked with Leah Cox, UNC’s Chief Diversity Officer, to discuss the memorial and the dedication happening Monday, Nov. 21.