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