Honoring the Chapel Hill Nine
- Date: 02/28/2019 5:00 PM
- Location: 405 West Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
On Feb. 28, 1960, nine young men from Chapel Hill's all-black Lincoln High School sat at a booth in the Colonial Drug Store and sought the same service that was given to white customers.
Their courageous step sparked a decade of direct-action civil rights demonstrations in Chapel Hill.
At 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, the Town of Chapel Hill will begin to honor that action by dedicating a site for a permanent historical marker at 405 West Franklin Street, followed by a community celebration at First Baptist Church, 106 N. Roberson St.