Carrboro is proud to recognize and honor the history of Black people in Carrboro and throughout the nation, and to remember and celebrate them during Black History Month.
Black History Month grew out of the establishment, in 1926, of Negro History Week by Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.
“I encourage all residents in Carrboro to celebrate this important month, and continue to work toward the goal of liberty and justice for all,” said Mayor Lydia Lavelle, who issued a proclamation to recognize Black History Month in Carrboro during the Town Council meeting of Feb. 2, 2021.
- Participate in Black History Month programming and events offered by the Town of Carrboro’s Recreation, Parks, & Cultural Resources Department at http://townofcarrboro.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1591
- Read the proclamation, which recognizes many Black people who have played significant roles in the life of our community, including Robert “Bob” Drakeford, Braxton Foushee, Hilliard Caldwell, Henry “Hank” Anderson, Joal Hall Broun, Michelle Johnson, Barbara Foushee, Fred Joiner, and Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten, at http://townofcarrboro.org/DocumentCenter/View/8717/2021-Black-History-Month