UNC honors everyday living of civil legal rights advocate killed on campus in 1970 with memorial

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WTVD) — UNC Chapel Hill honored the everyday living of a Black gentleman killed on campus in a racist attack in 1970.

The university will set up a long-lasting memorial in honor of James Cates, a civil rights advocate, in “The Pit.”

The announcement arrived following yrs of group initiative to honor Cates and provide interest to racially inspired violence.

Cates was 22 several years old when he was stabbed to loss of life by associates of a White supremacist biker gang near the scholar union.

He was not a pupil at UNC but was from Chapel Hill.

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