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 Katie Snuggs Civil Rights talk at Asheboro library rescheduled to February 27th

Posted on 02/18/2020

    ASHEBORO - Asheboro City Council member Katie Snuggs will talk about her experiences during the Civil Rights era in a talk at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, February 27, at the Asheboro Public Library. The event has been rescheduled from its initial date due to the threat of inclement weather.

    Snuggs, the first African American woman elected to the city council, was a leader in integration struggles in Asheboro in the 1960s. She was arrested for participating in sit-ins at Hops Bar-B-Que Restaurant and the Little Castle Café in February 1964.

   Retired after a 22-year career as an administrative assistant in the city's Water and Sewer Maintenance Department, Snuggs is a graduate of Central School and North Carolina A & T State University.

   She is a member of the Asheboro Redevelopment Commission and leads her neighborhood community watch. She sits on several local boards, including Habitat for Humanity Randolph County, East Side Homes, and East Side Local Development Corporation, and is a lifetime member of the Family Crisis Center.

   Her talk is free and the public is invited.

   The library is located at 201 Worth Street. For further information, call 336-318-6803.

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