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Marker Dedication Honoring the Chapel Hill Nine
February 28, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
A ceremony to commemorate the sit-in at Colonial Drug Store by the Chapel Hill Nine will take place at the site of where the store once stood, at 450 West Franklin Street (now the West End Wine Bar). The group consisted of William Cureton, John Farrington, Harold Foster, Earl Geer, David Mason, Jr., Clarence Merritt Jr., James Merritt, Douglas Perry and Albert Williams.
The ceremony will feature remarks by notable community members, including Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger and Esphur Foster, the sister of Chapel Hill Nine member Harold Foster. The four living members of the Chapel Hill Nine are also expected to be present at the ceremony.
Related link: Chapel Hill Nine (Chapelboro.com)