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Posted on: December 11, 2023

Braxton Dunkin Foushee Day of Service

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CARRBORO, NC -- The Town of Carrboro will recognize Wednesday, Dec. 13, as Braxton Dunkin Foushee Day of Service in Carrboro in his honor and for gratitude for his service to the town.

The focus for the inaugural Braxton Dunkin Foushee Day of Service will be our at risk youth, their education and life skills development. 

Message to the Community from Braxon Dunkin Foushee: 

I have spent quite a bit of time with youth groups down through the years as a mentor, working in the school district, presenting in classrooms and working with local youth groups. I also volunteer as an assistant scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 411 at Union Baptist Church.  The value of a good quality education can’t be understated; education is the great leveler in our society.

Our children need our time and resources, it truly takes a village to raise them.  That’s why I am asking you to lend your time, talent and resources to our at-risk youth so that they can have a chance to thrive in this world.  

Everything can’t be done in the classroom. Our kids need people to spend time with them out in the community and open their eyes to all that the world has to offer.  All youth need to develop core life skills to manage school, work and other outside interests.  These skills include but are not limited to communication, time management, leadership, self-care and problem-solving.  

Please join me in supporting youth groups such as Blue Ribbon Mentor Advocate, the Carrboro Youth Council and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP Youth Council, to name a few. Their future depends on us, and we are all responsible. 

About Braxton Foushee

Braxton Foushee has dedicated over 54 years of his life to continuous service as an elected official, a member of a town advisory board and a community leader. He became the first Black member of the Carrboro Town Council in 1969, serving until 1981.

Even as a young man, Braxton Foushee worked to advocate for Black residents. Around the age of 15, he worked alongside Ms. Rebecca Clark, helping escort and protect older Black citizens to register to vote, breaking a national pattern of voter disenfranchisement. In 1961, he began to work with the local labor movement, advocating for equal pay and fair treatment for Black residents.

He has championed many issues that have directly impacted the Black community in Carrboro, including ensuring equitable access to paved roads, sidewalks and bicycle infrastructure. He worked tirelessly to fight injustices against Black residents by law enforcement, resulting in state agencies investigating and diversifying the Carrboro Police Department in the 1970s.

Residents are encouraged to learn and reflect on Carrboro’s Black history and perform an act of service. 

For more information 

o    List of Carrboro Community partners: https://www.carrboronc.gov/2972/Community-Partners 

o    Read the full proclamation here: https://www.carrboronc.gov/2630/Proclamations-and-Resolutions

o    To reach Braxton Foushee, please email dunkin322@hotmail.com 


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