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Posted on: January 9, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Carrboro Event Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

MLK Event 2023

Join us for a youth-led event celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

We will have guest speakers featuring U.S. Rep. Valerie Foushee, Carrboro Town Council Member Barbara Foushee, illustrator Keith Knight, historian Danita Mason-Hogans, as well as student artwork and videos. 

The event starts at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, in Century Hall of the Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St. 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Event at the Carrboro Century Center
Saturday, January 14, 2023 

  • 1 p.m. - Art Gallery & Meet and Greet & Catering
    Community fellowship and student artwork for viewing in
    celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

  • 1:45 p.m. - Welcome and Introduction
    Remarks from Carrboro Youth Advisory Board, Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP Youth Council, and Carrboro Youth Council 

  • 1:50 p.m. - KAHOOT! 
    Dr. MLK Jr. Trivia

  • 2 p.m. - Keith Knight
    Speaker - Gentleman Cartoonist

  • 2:30 p.m. - Danita Mason-Hogans
    Speaker - Civil Rights Historian

  • 2:40 p.m. - Barbara Foushee 
    Speaker - Town of Carrboro - Town Council

  • 2:50 p.m. - Nevaeh Hodge
    Speaker - Carrboro Youth Council and Chapel Hill- Carrboro NAACP Youth Council Member

  • 2:55 p.m. - “What is your dream?” 
    Student Videos
    When thinking about the legacy of Dr. MLK Jr.: “What is your Dream”?

The event is planned by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP Youth Council, Mayor’s Youth Advisory Board, and the Carrboro Youth Council.

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is observed on the third Monday of January each year. Administrative offices will be closed Monday, January 16, 2023.

MLK Event 2023


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