Leaders will gather at the Franklin Street Post Office in Chapel Hill today to recognize nine local human rights activists.

Sponsored jointly by the town and the local NAACP chapter, the event, set for 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., is the first of two honoring Charlotte Adams, Hank Anderson, James Brittian, Joe Herzenberg, Mildred Ringwalt, Hubert Robinson, Joe Straley, Lucy Straley and Gloria Williams.

The second comes Sept. 20 when a marker honoring them will be unveiled at the newly named Peace and Justice Plaza in front of the post office.

Today’s rally will feature a photo display and refreshments. You can find more information here.