On July 11, 1851, conjoined twins, Millie-Christine McKoy, was born to Jacob and Monenia McKoy in the Welches Creek Community of Columbus County. Millie-Christine was born into slavery and separated
On July 11, 1851, conjoined twins, Millie-Christine McKoy, was born to Jacob and Monenia McKoy in the Welches Creek Community of Columbus County. Millie-Christine was born into slavery and separated from her family at an early age. Known for her lovely singing voice, she traveled the world performing and entertaining royalty.
After retiring from touring, Millie-Christine returned to the Welches Creek community and gave generously to support churches and schools. On October 9, 2012, the Columbus County Board of Commissioners proclaimed October 9th as “Millie-Christine McKoy Day” throughout Columbus County.
A portion of the proclamation says, “WHEREAS, Millie-Christine generously gave to everyone, regardless of race, sharing her acquired wealth with individuals, family members, schools and churches; and WHEREAS, she was sworn and committed to the teachings of Christ, Millie-Christine loved the unlovable, overcame evil with good, blessed those who cursed her and prayed for those who despitefully used her; and WHEREAS, she demonstrated profound Christian character in the face of multiple adversities, her humanity never waned and her life exemplified excellence in both spirit and achievement. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED, that we, the Columbus County Board of Commissioners, would like to proclaim that October 09, 2012, and every 9 day of October thereafter, be declared as the “Millie-Christine McKoy Day” throughout all of Columbus County, North Carolina.”
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