Chapel Hill community, university collaborate to mark 1619 anniversary

During October and November, Chapel Hill will recognize a national anniversary with local events. Four hundred years ago, the first ship of enslaved Africans arrived in America, an occurrence that continues to shape both national identity and local communities. Multiple campus and community partners will mark this anniversary with a museum exhibit at the library, an arts installation downtown, and a symposium on campus. Chapel Hill Public Library will host the Hampton History Museum’s travelling exhibit, 1619: Arrival of the First Africans. This exhibit tells the story of the Africans' home in Angola, how they came to be enslaved aboard a Spanish slave ship, the terrible voyage that brough

Richards named NC NAACP Branch President of the Year

Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP President Anna Richards was named North Carolina NAACP branch president of the year at the state conference last weekend. Under her leadership, the Chapel Hill - Carrboro NAACP has become more organized and accessible. Richards has hosted several Freedom Fund Banquets during her tenure that have raised the fundraiser bar above $10,000 each year. This increase has resulted in additional scholarships, given to local high school seniors, for college expenses. The branch has not only been able to increase the amount of each scholarship, but also create a sustaining scholarship opportunity that will give each recipient the chance to renew their award for another year. R

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Welcome to the website of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Branch of the NAACP!  The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

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