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"Who is James Cates?" — Thursday webinar
LAST YEAR on the 50th anniversary of the murder of James Cates, the community gathered and marched, and a new effort was announced to research and remember him. As the next anniversary approaches, the James Cates Remembrance Coalition will gather Thursday for an online event that all are invited to attend.
This Thursday’s webinar will be an opportunity to honor and keep his memory alive, to hear from his family and friends, to get updates on the Coalition’s work, and to hear about efforts to permanently memorialize James Cates on UNC’s campus. Register here.
Thursday’s webinar will be hosted by Terrence Foushee, a cousin to James Cates. You’ll also hear from Cates’s cousins Valerie Foushee and Nate Davis, who represent his family on the Coalition; his friends Robert Campbell, Carolyn Daniels, and Burnice Hackney; community scholar and Coalition glue Danita Mason-Hogans; local high school students; and campus activists.
The event is sponsored by UNC’s Center for the Study of the American South and the Chapel Hill Public Library.
The 51st anniversary will be this Sunday, November 21. For more information about James Cates and his 1970 murder on UNC’s campus:
The Center for the Study of the American South has collected some resources
Read this piece by James Cates’s cousins Nate Davis and Valerie Foushee for The Assembly
Check out the James Cates Remembrance Coalition’s proposal for James Cates Building at UNC, with dozens of endorsing organizations and individuals
Listen to the “Re/Collecting Chapel Hill” podcast episode about James Cates
Read Stone Walls from last year, at the 50th anniversary, on James Cates’s life and what his community lost: “James Cates is gone”
Campus activists attempted to install a plaque for James Cates in the Pit in 2019
The original thread of research I published in 2018