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Late Commissioner Carolyn Coleman honored with peace week and street renaming

The longtime county commissioner died in January. She dedicated her life to activism and civic engagement.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — On Monday, Greensboro city and Guilford County leaders will honor the late Carolyn Coleman with a week of peace. 

The longtime county commissioner died in January. She dedicated her life to activism and civic engagement.

The Gate City Coalition and other groups will host community events in Coleman's honor. Monday's events focus on the growing threat of violence. There are events throughout the week. 

  • Monday, July 11 -- 2 p.m. voter canvass and 4 p.m. banner painting at Interactive Resource Center
  • Tuesday, July 12, -- 6 p.m. peace drive starting at corner of Florida Street and Freeman Mill Road
  • Wednesday, July 13 -- 6 p.m. prayer vigil at Beloved Community Center
  • Thursday, July 14 -- 4 p.m. community cookout at Smith Homes on Luray Drive
  • Friday, July 15 -- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., health and job fair at 2031 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
  • Saturday, July 16 -- 12 to 6 p.m., block party at 2031 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive

All this Week!!!

Posted by Gate City Coalition on Sunday, July 10, 2022

The city honored Coleman on Sunday by renaming a portion of Bragg Street after her. 

They unveiled Carolyn Coleman Way near New Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Coleman attended the church. She would have turned 80 on Saturday. 

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