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The Town of Carrboro mourns the passing of Frederick Lewis Battle, a highly respected and well-loved leader of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community who leaves behind his wife, Angeline, four children, thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Throughout his life, Mr. Battle fought for justice and social equality. As a student at North Carolina A&T State University in the 1960’s he participated in the history-making protests against Woolworth’s in Greensboro, North Carolina, an effort that served as a catalyst for nationwide civil rights efforts that followed. Mr. Battle founded the Chapel Hill-Carrboro branch of the NAACP in 1987, and served as its president for over 20 years. Mayor Lavelle proclaims Monday April 8, 2019 at Frederick Lewis Battle Day in Carrboro and would like to encourage all residents to reflect upon the life of this extraordinary person and strive, as he did, to make this community and the world a more just and equitable place. Read the proclamation here.