PREVIOUS EVENTS 2022
THE STRUGGLE OVER RACE AND VOTING RIGHTS IN NORTH CAROLINA
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HISTORICAL MARKER PRESENTED TO CHATHAM COUNTY
On September 24, 2022 at 65 East Chatham Street between the Chatham Justice Center and the old Agricultural Building, the Community Remembrance Coalition - Chatham in partnership with the Equal Justice Initiative will unveil a historical marker commemorating the lives of six African-American victims of lynchings in Chatham County between 1885 and 1921. The marker will be presented to the County of Chatham as a historical record of our past and collective call for renewed progress towards equal justice and reconciliation within our community. This first recognition by the County of Chatham of these injustices is a momentous step forward for all the people of Chatham, and for the future of our community, and we welcome the public to the presentation. Prominent leaders from the U.S. Congress, Pittsboro, Chatham County, and North Carolina will speak.
CHATHAM COUNTY COMMISSIONERS APPROVE INSTALLATION OF A HISTORICAL MARKER FOR THE SIX CHATHAM COUNTY LYNCHINGS DURING THE ERA OF WHITE SUPREMACY
On June 21, 2022, the Chatham County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a request to accept the donation of a historical marker remembering six victims of lynching in Chatham County: Harriet Finch, Jerry Finch, Lee Tyson and John Pattishall in 1885, Henry Jones in 1899, and Eugene Daniel in 1921 from the Equal Justice Initiative and Community Remembrance Coalition-Chatham, on the condition that all appropriate and required permits and approvals are obtained prior to donation.
HOW CAN THE CHATHAM COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM IMPROVE ITS DISCIPLINARY PRACTICES TO GREATLY REDUCE EXPULSIONS AND SUSPENSIONS? READ THIS REPORT OF THE JUSTICE COMMITTEE OF THE PITTSBORO NAACP ENTITLED
ON JULY 18, THE CHATHAM COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION HONORED THE SIX STUDENT WINNERS OF THE COMMUNITY REMEMBRANCE COALITION CHATHAM'S 2022 RACIAL JUSTICE ESSAY CONTEST
FOR THE PRESENTATION OF "EMPOWERING BLACK ENTREPRENEURS IN CHATHAM COUNTY" ON JULY 14. PLEASE VIEW THE VIDEO HERE
FOR THE WEBSITE OF WEBB2 AND ITS ACTIVITIES AND ENTREPRENEURS , CLICK WEBB2
SEE THE VIDEO HERE FOR THE JUNE 14, 2022 BOOK DISCUSSION OF ON JUNETEENTH
WRITTEN BY PULITIZER PRIZE WINNER ANNETTE GORDON-REED.
MAY 14, 2022
REMEMBERING FIVE BLACK AMERICANS LYNCHED IN CHATHAM COUNTY
WATCH VIDEO HERE
BROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION - OVER 50 YEARS LATER
APRIL 14, 2022 AT 6:30PM
A PERFORMANCE BY MIKE WILEY, ACCLAIMED ACTOR, PLAYWRIGHT AND ACTIVIST. THE HISTORIC VIDEO OF THE PANELISTS' REMARKS CAN BE SEEN HERE.
THIS SPECIAL EXHIBIT ON THE BLACK HISTORY OF CHATHAM COUNTY WAS ON VIEW IN PITTSBORO FOR THE MONTHS OF FEBRUARY AND MARCH 2022
- CRC-C and NAACP member, Adele Kelly, with assistance from Reverend Evan Harrison, Reverend Corey Little, US Army Col (ret) Ernie Parker and Ernest H. Dark, made recommendations to the Exhibits Committee at the Chatham County Historical Museum and provided information on the six lynchings in Chatham County and biographies of Black citizen leaders in the County. For additional information on the lynching victims in Chatham County, please CLICK HERE.