Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Katie Snuggs to reflect on Asheboro during Civil Rights era in library talkKatie

Katie Snuggs
ASHEBORO – Asheboro City Council member Katie Snuggs will talk about her experiences during the Civil Rights era at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, February 20, at the Asheboro Public Library.

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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