CARRBORO, NC -- Mayor Barbara Foushee has proclaimed Black History Month in Carrboro this February 2024.
All residents are encouraged to participate in local Black History Month events and to learn about and celebrate the lives, history, and contributions of Black people this month and throughout the year.
“Black History Month continues to be a time to honor and recognize often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every part of American history,” Mayor Foushee said. “It is also a time to celebrate Black history’s rich heritage and the overcoming of adversity, these stories are ingrained in the fabric of this country’s history.
“Lastly, Black History Month is a time to be educated about all Black people from the periods of enslavement to the Black people that continue to live amongst us today."
Black people have played and continue to play significant roles in Carrboro’s economic, cultural, spiritual, and political development. Mayor Barbara Foushee is the town’s first Black Woman Mayor. Read the Black History Month Proclamation (link below) to learn about the rich history of more Black leaders in Carrboro.
The Black History Month 2024 theme “African Americans and the Arts” explores the key influence African Americans have had in the fields of visual and performing arts, literature, fashion, folklore, language, film, music, architecture, culinary and other forms of cultural expression.
Local celebrations of Black History Month this year will include a Black History Month Concert Series; a performance of the one-woman stage play The Spirit of Harriet Tubman; a two-night lecture series and much more.
o Check out all the Black History Month events in Carrboro at https://www.carrboronc.gov/2978/Black-History-Month ;
o Read the Black History Month Proclamation at https://www.carrboronc.gov/DocumentCenter/View/14142/Black-History-Month-Proclamation-2024
o Watch special events and programs at Carrboro's YouTube Celebrating Black America playlist at https://ecs.page.link/J9YU9