little-known fact: grass used to grow around the flag pole in front of
the old post office on Franklin Street. That's why those red brick
pavers are there--as filler. It was only in latter times, probably
since 1979 when the town purchased the property from the federal
government, that the space was paved over.
Luckily for these four young men, it was grass during Holy Week in 1964 when they decided to fasten themselves
to this place 24 hours a day, fasting in protest of the Town of Chapel Hill's refusal
to pass a public accommodations ordinance.
Cusick, LaVert Taylor, John Dunne, James Foushee (in the photo) and
countless other activists will be remembered this Sunday at 3 p.m. as
we unveil and formally dedicate the Peace and Justice tribute marker at
the site we've named Peace and Justice Plaza.