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Carolyn Q. Coleman

January 26, 2022

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CAROLYN Q. COLEMAN GREENSBORRO — Carolyn Q. Coleman, 79, a member of the Guilford County Board Commissioners with a history of activism across the southeast, died Wednesday night. She was known for her "Firebrand" activism and a life of challenging racial inequalities dating to her childhood in Savannah, Georgia, where she was among the first arrested in sit-in demonstrations. Her educational development was at Savannah State University and A&T State University. Commissioner Coleman was a member of the National Board of the NAACP for 28 years, and served two terms as a special assistant to former Gov. Jim Hunt. She was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Commissioner Coleman served 20 years on the Guilford Country Board of Commissioners, where she advocated for Guilford County's Feeding the Communities Program, which provided 8,000 boxes of food for families in need, and she also fought for county employees to receive a $15 per hour wage. She also was a former chairman of the Board of Commissioners. For additional information, contact McMillan Funeral Home of Lumberton.

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