The Jackson Center’s online oral history archive will go live soon! Check back here to listen to our oral histories when they are uploaded. The Jackson Center’s Oral History Trust contains over 150 oral histories and hundreds of additional recordings. This website will include the first two dozen that have been fully processed, along with glimpses of our exhibition series. Mrs. Jackson’s motto is “without the past, you have no future.” Oral history is at the center of the Jackson Center’s organizing model. Oral history teaches us values, visions, struggles, and victories of every day history-makers, and it has continued to ground our work in listening and to inspire all of us to build a more just community together.
Click here to watch a short video of elementary students sharing their dreams for Northside after they participated in civil rights, local, and oral history workshops by the Jackson Center and incredible neighborhood leaders.
Monday, March 9, 2015, was a historic day in Chapel Hill and the region. The Chancellor Folt of the University of North Carolina and the Mayor of Chapel Hill announced a major and innovative step forward in supporting the ongoing vision of multi-generational, affordable, diverse community in Northside: a $3 million 0% interest loan to be held by our Self-Help Credit Union partners in Durham and administered in collaboration with the Jackson Center, community partners, and neighbors.
This past September, we celebrated the successes of the NNI’s first year at the Hargraves Comm unity Center. The celebration included a parade and wall-raising at a new Habitat for Humanity site on Craig Street, and many of our Northside neighbors joined in for the festivities. You can read more about it in the Daily Tar Heel here, or read our blog post about it here.
Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about the Northside Neighborhood Initiative.
You can also contact us or visit our web-page “housing justice” to learn more about this exciting initiative.