SAU Alumnae Make History as 2 of the 3 Black Women Elected Mayor in NC

Women’s History Month holds a special meaning for one of North Carolina’s historically black colleges/universities (HBCUs). In a groundbreaking moment for North Carolina, two distinguished alumnae from Saint Augustine’s University (SAU), Barbara Middleton Foushee from the class of 1986 and Melissa Elliott from the class of 2011, have etched their names in history as two of the three Black women elected as mayors in the state at the same time.

This triumphant achievement marks a significant milestone for Butner, Carrboro, and Henderson, where Black women had never occupied the mayoral seats until the recent elections. See the full article here.

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