History

Braxton Foushee reflects on Chapel Hill sit-ins

By Melissa Abbey Carrboro Commons Staff Writer More than 50 years ago, Braxton Foushee and his friends organized a sit-in at Franklin Street’s former Colonial Drug, which is now West End Wine Bar. Today, Foushee, 71, a longtime Carrboro resident and custodian at Culbreth Middle School, speaks quietly and humbly of those days — and only when asked. On a… Read more →

Leaders calls for education changes during King remembrance

Leaders calls for education changes during King remembrance

By Justin Smith Staff Writer Commons Photos by Justin Smith Several hundred Carrboro and Chapel Hill residents spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day demanding better education for the communities’ black youth. At a rally that began in front of the Chapel Hill post office on Franklin Street, community leaders called for change in the public education system.