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Posted on: June 18, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Orange County to host an up-close experience with the Chapel Hill Nine

photo of members of the Chapel Hill Nine

The Orange County Department on Aging invite the public to a presentation by the Chapel Hill Nine.

The event will take place on Wednesday, June 26, at 11 a.m. at the Seymour Center, located at 2551 Homestead Road in Chapel Hill.

In the spirit of Juneteenth, the Chapel Hill Nine will share their liberating moment that took place in 1960 during the segregation period. Four of the remaining nine history makers will share their stories and experiences the day they decided to sit down and demand service at the Colonial Drugstore lunch counter in Chapel Hill, .

At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will have the opportunity to meet and greet these brave men and history makers over light refreshments and to take photos.

The event is free and open to the public.

Guests are asked to register by Wednesday, June 19.

For more information and to register, please call the Seymour Center at 919.968-2070.

Photo caption: The four living members of the Chapel Hill Nine standing at the site of the former Colonial Drug on West Franklin Street. Albert Williams, David Mason, Jr., Jim Merritt and Clyde Perry. Photo courtesy Leoneda inge/WUNC.

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