Chapel Hill Honors Chef and Restaurant owner Mama Dip and Civil Rights Leader Harold Foster

On June 5, at the Peace and Justice Plaza, the Town of Chapel Hill honored two heroes, Mildred "Mama Dip" Council and Harold Foster. Mama Dip was the restaurant owner of Mama Dip's, an iconic restaurant that serves traditional southern cuisine and soul food. Her restaurant gained worldwide fame, and her work drew the attention Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. She also was fiercely committed to creating opportunities for work and meals in our community. Harold Foster demonstrated leadership and a commitment to equality at a young age. He organized nine African American teenagers to conduct Chapel Hill's first sit-in at the old Colonial Drug Store on Franklin Street, making history. He was one of the preeminent leaders of the Chapel Hill Freedom movement in the 1960s. Read more here.