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Posted on: June 12, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Town of Carrboro Juneteenth Program Announcement

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We are pleased to announce an upcoming program honoring Juneteenth on Friday, June 19th.  Current and former African American elected officials of Orange County have come together to share a Resolution in Recognition of 400 Years of the African American Story.  This resolution will be read by the elected officials, who will then recognize past and present African American elected officials in Orange County.  Following the resolution and recognition, Dr. Freddie Parker, Professor Emeritus of History at North Carolina Central University, will give a presentation on the history of Juneteenth.

The following is the agenda for the program:

Introduction of Juneteenth Program – Hon. Barbara M. Foushee, Mayor Pro Tem Town of Carrboro

Introduction of Orange County Resolution – Hon. Renée A. Price, Vice-Chair Orange County Board of County Commissioners

Reading of the Resolution

Stating of Names of the Undersigned

Reading of Names of Former African-American Elected Officials – Annetta Stokes-Streater, Orange County Commissioner Elect Jean Hamilton and Greg McElveen

In Memoriam – Hon. Renée A. Price

Introduction of Dr. Freddie Parker – Hon. Barbara M. Foushee

Juneteenth Presentation – Dr. Freddie Parker, Professor Emeritus, North Carolina Central University

Closing – Hon. Barbara M. Foushee

This program will be available for viewing all day beginning on Juneteenth, Friday, June 19th.  It will be accessible via the Carrboro Recreation, Parks, & Cultural Resources Department’s YouTube Channel linked below as well as shared via the Town website and social media platforms.  The video will remain accessible on the YouTube Channel for viewing at any time.

We are thankful to be able to share this program with everyone in our community.

YouTube Channel Link - Video Available June 19th
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