200 S. Elm Street Henry Frye Marker

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The marker lists some of Frye’s major accomplishments:

  • 1963: First African American Assistant US District AttorneyFrye
  • 1968: First African American member of the General Assembly since 1899
  • 1983: First African American appointed to the NC Supreme Court

It also says that Frye was the organizer and president of Greensboro National Bank, the city’s first bank owned by African Americans. After the marker was placed, Frye, in September 1999, became the first African-American to serve as Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court.

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More Guilford County, North Carolina History:

Greensboro Historical Museum
Guide to Guilford: History
Historic Guilford Photos