‘A horrific part of our past’: Carrboro remembers an 1898 lynching

Local leaders and others unveil a historical marker titled “The Lynching of Manly McCauley” outside of Carrboro Town Hall. (Jessica Simmons / Carolina Connection)


In 1898, an 18-year-old Black man was killed by a mob of white men near the present day intersection of Old Greensboro Road and Hatch Road. Now, 126 years later, the Town of Carrboro has unveiled a historical marker in honor of his life.

Jessica Simmons reports.


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