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Howard Lee News & Bio


Name:Howard Lee
Born:July 28, 1934 (85)
Notes:Politician

225 years of Tar Heels: Howard Lee
Chapel Hill was the last place Howard Lee thought he’d end up. “I had grown up thinking, ‘I will leave the South and go to...

Chapel Hill Reflects 50 Years After Historic Election of Howard Lee
Monday marked 50 years since Howard Lee became the first African American to be elected mayor of a predominately white town in the south since...

Howard Lee, First And Only Black Mayor Of Chapel Hill, Marks 50th Anniversary
Fifty years ago today, Howard Lee was elected the first African American mayor of the town of Chapel Hill. There hadn't been an African American...

Howard Lee Honored for Public Service
A former Chapel Hill Mayor was honored by Governor Pat McCrory earlier this month. Howard Lee served as Mayor of Chapel Hill from 1969 through...

UNC alum Howard Lee to receive North Carolina Award for his extensive public service contributions
Just about everybody knows that Howard Lee became the first African-American to be elected mayor of a predominantly white Southern city when he claimed a...



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