Ellerbe Native Henry Frye Among African-American Justices Honored


Ellerbe native Henry Frye among African-American justices honored

Courtesy photo Richmond County Sheriff James E. Clemmons Jr., left, and Dobbins Heights Mayor Antonio Blue, center, pose with the African-American N.C. Supreme Court justices, past and present. From left: Clemmons, Patricia Timmons-Goodson, James Wynn Jr., Blue, Cherie Beasley, Michael Morgan and Ellerbe native Henry Frye, the first African-American chief justice of the state supreme court. Not pictured is G.K. Butterfield.

RALEIGH — As part of a yearlong celebration of the 200th anniversary of the North Carolina Supreme Court, its African-American justices were honored at a special event on Thursday.
Former Chief Justice Henry Frye, an Ellerbe native, was …

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