The 1947 Journey of Reconciliation: A Long Road to Justice

Orange County Historic Courthouse 104 E. King St., Hillsborough, NC, United States

A free public program commemorating the 75th anniversary of the “First Freedom Rides” in 1947, featuring Professor Gene Nichol (UNC-CH Law School), Vocalist Mary D. Williams, Poet & Performer CJ Suitt, and Attorney James Williams. Details and registration at https://humanities.unc.edu/reconciliation75/  

Scene of the Crime: Albion Tourgée and the “Invisible Empire” in Orange County

Orange County Courthouse 106 E Margaret Ln, Hillsborough

May 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm This program is free and open to the public.   Albion Tourgée (1838-1905) is a nationally important civil rights figure, a former Union solider who came to North Carolina after the Civil War to help realize the promise of democracy for the state’s newly emancipated Black population. Tourgée’s career … Continued