BIPOC Elected Officials in Orange County Present Poetry Readings for Black History Month

Monday, Feb. 13, 2023
Slide reading BIPOC Elected Officials of Orange County, NC

In honor of Black History Month 2023, an Orange County coalition of elected officials has released a video presentation of two poetry readings: “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou and “Making the Struggle Every Day” by Ella Baker.

View the video on the Town of Hillsborough’s YouTube channel.

The elected officials representing the Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) coalition who are featured in the video presentation are as follows: U.S. Representative Valerie P. Foushee; N.C. representatives Allen Buansi and Renée Price; N.C. District Court 15B Judge Joal Hall Broun; Carrboro Town Council members Barbara Foushee and Eliazar Posada; Chapel Hill Town Council members Camille Berry, Tai Huynh and Paris Miller-Foushee; Hillsborough commissioners Robb English and Matt Hughes; Orange County commissioners Jean Hamilton and Anna Richards; and Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education members Rani Dasi, Riza Jenkins and Deon Temne.

Black History Month

Since its beginnings as a weeklong recognition by historian Carter G. Woodson in 1926, Black History Month has grown to include opportunities for education, reflection and celebration.

Earlier this month, Hillsborough Mayor Jenn Weaver issued a proclamation in honor of Black History Month 2023. See the news release for more information about the proclamation, this year’s theme for Black History Month and upcoming events in Orange County.