Mayor Damon Seils has declared Black History Month in Carrboro this February.
“I encourage all residents to participate in local Black History Month events and to learn about and celebrate the lives, history, and contributions of Black people during this month and throughout the year,” Mayor Seils said.
Local celebrations this year will include a reenactment of one of Frederick Douglass’s last great speeches, “The Lessons of the Hour,” followed by a panel discussion at the Carrboro Century Center from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10.
The proclamation recognizes that Black people have played and continue to play significant roles in Carrboro’s economic, cultural, spiritual, and political development.
It further recognizes the Town of Carrboro’s commitment to advancing racial equity. The Town joined the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) in 2018, and in 2019 established a Racial Equity Core Team of employees who are leading the way toward an equitable systems change across the organization. Find out about more actions taken by Carrboro, in the proclamation linked below.