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Posted on: February 13, 2023

[ARCHIVED] BIPOC Elected Officials of Orange County Present Poetry Readings for Black History Month

BIPOC officials Black History Month reading photo

 For Black History Month 2023, the BIPOC elected officials of Orange County, N.C., have released their video presentation of two poetry readings: “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou and “Making the Struggle Every Day” by Ella Baker.


The elected officials representing the Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) coalition who are featured in the video presentation are as follows: 

  • U.S Representative
     Valerie P. Foushee 
  • N.C. Representative 
     Renée Price
  • N.C. Representative 
    Allen Buansi 
  • N.C. District Court 15B
    Judge Joal Hall Broun
  • Carrboro Town Council
     Barbara Foushee
     Eliazar Posada
  • Chapel Hill Town Council
     Camille Berry
     Tai Huynh 
     Paris Miller-Foushee
  • Hillsborough Board of Commissioners
     Robb English
     Matt Hughes 
  • Orange County Board of County Commissioners
     Jean Hamilton
     Anna Richards
  •  Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education
     Rani Dasi
     Riza Jenkins
     Deon Temne

Black History Month 

Since its beginnings as a weeklong recognition by historian Carter G. Woodson in 1926, Black History Month has grown to include opportunities for education, reflection, and celebration.

Everyone is invited to participate in Black History Month events this February and continue interest in the meaning and impacts of Black Americans throughout the year. 

Click here to see Black History Month events planned by Orange County.

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