Hillsborough, NC - (April 3, 2018)-- When the Class of 1968 marched down the aisle to get their diplomas, they were the last group of students to graduate from Central High School, the school for Black youth of Orange County, located in Hillsborough, NC. After this, children of color would attend Orange High School, which formerly had been the school for white students.
2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of the closing of Central High School, and the official end of segregated schools in Orange County and to acknowledge this milestone, Free Spirit Freedom (a 501 C3 project of the Hillsborough Arts Council), together with, the Central/Orange Alumni Association will host a gospel concert to celebrate the 50th Reunion of the Class of 1968, and the toppling of the walls of segregation in public education.
The celebration is Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 2 pm – 5 pm at the outdoor Farmer’s Market Pavilion, 144 E. Margaret Lane in Downtown Hillsborough.
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