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At Carolina, diversity and inclusion are about building understanding across differences, creating conditions to ensure the equitable educational and social benefits of diversity and cultivating an inclusive and supportive environment for undergraduate, graduate and professional students, faculty and staff – where every person feels valued and has an opportunity to add value.
More than 100 miles east of Chapel Hill, in Kinston, North Carolina, sits a perfectly-sized replica of the Old Well in honor of one of Carolina's first Black students.
Established in 2016 by three students — two from Duke and one from Carolina — The Bridge is a digital publication that aims to provide an uplifting online space for women and non-binary people of color.
When they set foot on campus in 1951, Carolina’s first Black students broke down barriers for the generations of students who followed. They moved UNC-Chapel Hill closer to the ideal of the University of the people, but they were just the start. Meet the students whose fearlessness transformed Carolina for the better and the young Tar Heels who have continued to work toward a more inclusive and stronger future.