Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Durham County Library Hosts Reception Honoring Howard Clement

In Durham, history isn't always a thing of the past. Sometimes, history is living, breathing and walking among its citizens. Next week, the Durham County Library will honor that history.

Durham County Library’s North Carolina Collection will host a reception honoring city councilman and former North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance executive Howard Clement for donating his personal papers to the North Carolina Collection. The event will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro Street.

In November 1960, North Carolina Mutual invited Mr. Clement to join the company. He has been a force in Durham ever since, including continuous service on the city council since 1983, a long career with NC Mutual, civil rights activism, volunteer work for the good of the public schools and their students, an active member of St. Titus Episcopal Church, and a family man.

Durham County Library will celebrate Clement’s life and work and thank him for making his papers available to posterity. For more information about this event, contact Lynn Richardson, 919- 560-0171.

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit  their website.

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