“The university at Chapel Hill serves as a symbol for unity in
aspiration as do few other institutions in the country . . . North Carolina
was so long in ignorance, so long in poverty! Its people today are restless
in the consciousness of their former stagnation. Chapel Hill is no longer
remote, embodies their aspiration that the vale may become the mountain
(if, indeed, already it has not!) – that the inconsiderable people
between the two aristocracies [South Carolina and Virginia] may yet
accomplish a greater destiny than either.
-- Jonathan Daniels,
author and Editor of the News & Observer, 1939
Carolina: A Guide to the Old North State. Compiled and written
by the Federal Writers’ Project of the Federal Works Agency
Work Projects Administration. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1939, p. 6.