WHEREAS, George Tate has committed himself to the Chapel Hill Community by ensuring that its residents continue to thrive; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Tate has been buying and selling affordable houses for over forty years to nurses, teachers, secretaries, construction workers, clergymen, and others; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Tate has built affordable houses and rental houses all over Chapel Hill and Carrboro; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Tate owned the only company that was providing affordable housing for nurses, teachers, secretaries, construction workers, clergymen, and others during a time of segregation in the South; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Tate had a great desire to construct housing for African-American professionals as well as others; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Tate sponsored a local African-American community softball team that won numerous State and national championships; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Tate provided entrepreneurial guidance to many present-day African-American business owners during the early days of their business ownership; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Tate provided financial and transportation assistance to numerous African-American college students while pursuing their college education;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kevin C. Foy, Mayor of the Town of Chapel Hill, do hereby proclaim August 26, 2002 as
George Tate Day
in the Town of Chapel Hill, and urge all citizens to recognize Mr. Tate’s many contributions to the community.
GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND THE SEAL OF THE TOWN OF CHAPEL HILL ON THIS THE TWENTY-SIXTH DAY OF AUGUST, TWO THOUSAND AND TWO.
Kevin C. Foy, Mayor