UNC-TV's "Biographical Conversations" program will begin a three-part series on former N.C. Supreme Court Justice Henry Frye this Sunday.
Frye was a political pioneer who became the first African American ever to serve on the North Carolina Supreme Court, at the request of Governor Jim Hunt in 1983. He was appointed Chief Justice in 1999, replacing the retiring Burley Mitchell.
"Biographical Conversations" host Shannon Vickery interviews Frye about his life, from growing up on a small farm in Ellerbe, N.C., and graduating from law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, through the milestones of his career as an attorney (including a stint as assistant attorney general to Robert Kennedy), as an elected state official and as a judge.
"Biographical Conversations with Henry Frye" will be broadcast on consecutive Sundays -- June 16, 23 and 30 -- at 6 p.m. on UNC-TV.
N&O staff photo by Sher Stoneman