Beloved Community

We see a world of creative reconciliation, hard-won rights, and abiding love and respect of which we may be a means.

” . . . the end is reconciliation; the end is redemption; the end is the creation of the beloved community. It is this type of spirit and this type of love that can transform opposers into friends. It is this type of understanding goodwill that will transform the deep gloom of the old age into the exuberant gladness of the new age. It is this love which will bring about miracles in the hearts of men.”

– Martin Luther King, from “Facing the Challenge of a New Age,” 1956

Our Mission

To honor, renew, and build community in the historic Northside and Pine Knolls neighborhoods of Chapel Hill, NC

Our Aim

To do justice by the legacies of vision, value, action, and example we hold in the Jackson Center Oral History Trust

Our Goal

To engage the wisdom of youth voices; the power of civil rights history; the struggles and strengths of generations of long-term residents; the insight of all who work, live, play, serve, and worship in Northside neighborhoods; and partnership across multiple lines of difference to make community-driven change

Our Strategies