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Kappa Alpha hosts Justice Henry Frye - Oct. 30

The first African American to serve on the Supreme Court of North Carolina will visit campus on Oct. 30 for a talk in LaRose Digital Theatre starting at 7 p.m.

Justice Henry Frye

Justice Henry Frye, one of North Carolina's most distinguished lawmakers and jurists of the past half century, visits Elon University on Wednesday, Oct. 30, in a program sponsored by the Kappa Alpha Order as part of the fraternity's emphasis on educational opportunities for underclassmen.  

Frye's program takes place at 7 p.m. in the Larose Digital Theater of the Koury Business Center. It is free and open to the public.

In 1968, Frye became the first African-American elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives in the 20th century. He served in the House for 12 years and was then elected for a term to the North Carolina Senate. In 1983, he became the first African American to serve of the Supreme Court of North Carolina, and in 1999, was named the first African-American chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court.

Frye completed his undergraduate studies at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro and his legal education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Frye practiced law in Greensboro during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, which gave him a unique perspective during those tumultuous times.

He today serves on the Elon University School of Law Board of Advisors.

Contact Elon University senior Ben Bruni with any questions about the event. bbruni@elon.edu

Lindsey Hammond,
10/30/2013 12:20 PM