Ringing the School Bell: Schools of the Carrboro Area From Jim Crow to Integration (Programs)
Richard Ellington will discuss the history and differences between the two school systems, white and “colored”, that existed side-by-side in Orange County at the beginning of the 20th century. He will talk about how the county and city schools functioned during segregation. Richard will also point out schools that no longer exist in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area. He will show photographs, maps and documents to illustrate the history and times and show how these local schools were integral to the communities.
Richard was born in 1945 and raised in Carrboro. He is past President and long-time board member of the Chapel Hill Historical Society and is deeply interested in saving, promoting, preserving and presenting the history and heritage of our area. Richard is a founding member of the Lincoln High/Chapel Hill High Community Service Grant committee. He has been a member of Durham-Orange Genealogical Society since 1992 and has served as President, Vice-President/Program Chair and newsletter editor for several years. He was conferred the Order of the Long Leaf Pine for his many years of public service to the people and State of North Carolina.