Black History Month

Black History Month 2023

From The Ground Up: Rooted In Place, Land, And Body

Thursday, February 2nd, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Diversity & Equity strategy session Description: As we begin to shape equity in our community, we need a strong foundation. We invite a candid discussion during this strategy session to build the internal infrastructure of the equity committee. 

Location: Solid Waste Management office (1207 Eubanks Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516)

**Internal Orange County Staff only. RSVP required:

Friday, February 3rd, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Community Canvas 

Description: It is a family affair as we kick off Black History Month! All visitors are welcome to come join and contribute to our community canvas. A local artist will help guide us as we come together and paint a masterpiece focusing on this month’s theme: From the Ground Up: Rooted in place, land, and body.

Location: Orange County Arts Commission, Eno River Mill, 437 Dimmocks Mill Rd. Suite 17, Hillsborough, NC 27278 


Tuesday, February 7th, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m., Read it and Reap,

Description: Join our facilitator as we delve into a book discussion of a powerful story of a father’s past and a son’s future, Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Coates writes about race as he references his passion and hopes for change in our society. 

Location: Orange County Public Library, 137 W. Margaret Ln., Hillsborough, NC 27278 

**Light lunch served.**

Wednesday, February 15th6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., Movie night

Description: My Name is Pauli Murray, reintroduces the iconic trailblazer who has been overlooked in many elements of history. Come enjoy some popcorn on us, and watch this documentary on the impact of this lawyer, activist, poet, and priest who helped to transform our world. 

Seating is limited. 

Location: Seymour Center Theater, 2551 Homestead Rd. Chapel Hill, NC 27516 


Sunday, February 26th, 3:00-5:00 p.m., Pauli Murray Awards,

Description: The 33rd Annual Pauli Murray Awards aims to recognize local Orange County residents who exude many of the qualities that the late Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray dedicated her life advocating for, such as human rights, equality and leadership. Please join us for some refreshments and live music. 

 Location: Whitted Building, 300 W Tryon St, Hillsborough, NC 27278  



Thank you to our SPONSORS:

Orange County Office of Equity and Inclusion 

Orange County Arts Commission

Orange County Public Library 

Orange County Department on Aging