Learn about different people and periods of time from a rotating cast of guest speakers.

  • "Opening Our Future"
    November 30, 2018
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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    In 2017, Mayor Pam Hemminger created the Historic Civil Rights Commemorations Task Force.  We were asked to create a timeline that identifies people, places, and events that should be remembered for their part in the struggle for civil rights in Chapel Hill.

    We have spent the last year collecting and sharing stories, starting with the spark that ignited the local movement - the Chapel Hill Nine’s sit-in at the Colonial Drugstore. We hope that you can join us for this special event as we launch the “Opening Our Future” timeline and traveling exhibit, unveil the accompanying Chapel Hill Civil Rights Trading Cards, and celebrate and commemorate the Chapel Hill Nine and other young people who helped change the world.

    Sincerely, the Historic Civil Rights Commemorations Task Force: James Britt, Ken Broun, Sally Greene, Reginald Hildebrand, Dianne Jackson, Danita Mason-Hogans, OJ McGee, Mae McLendon, Jim Merritt, Cecelia Moore, Clyde Perry, Megan Stanley, Albert Williams, and William Sturkey.

    Chapel Hill Public Library Meeting Room B.

    This program was supported by grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the federal Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.