The 20th Annual African American Cultural Celebration will take place online on January 30th, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
North Carolina Museum of History’s annual event will, as always, be free to experience. It’s an online event this year.
It’s the kickoff to Black History Month in Raleigh.
You can register for individual events below:
CELEBRATE MUSIC, MOVEMENT and DRAMA
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Hosted by Moses T Alexander Greene, the director of Performing Arts & Film at the North Carolina Museum of Art.
105 Voices of History National HBCU Choir: “Lift Every Voice and Sing”
The Allen Boys: sacred steel band
North Carolina Association of Black Storytellers: storytelling vignettes
Mahogany Stage: watch actors perform scenes from Freedom in Mind, a play about Frederick Douglass
Remembrance, a dance film in honor of Ring Shout traditions, choreographed by Tamara Williams, danced by the UNCC Dept. of Dance students, and filmed by Marlon Morrison.
Join the procession up Bicentennial Plaza and into the museum lobby to open the event!
CELEBRATE MUSIC, MOVEMENT and DRAMA replay
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
CELEBRATE HISTORY, FILM, and ENTERPRISE
Farmer Brown and Daughter of Hertford County, NC
Halifax Underground Railroad
318 Years of Black American Indian Culture in the Eno River Basin of North Carolina
Around Surry County: From Slavery to Freedom
CELEBRATE EDUCATION and HERITAGE
Black Maternal Health & The History of Eugenics in NC with Dr. Kimberly Harper
Mental Health and the African American Community with Jamilah McClain
Cedric Harrison on Support the Port and Wilmington in Color
CELEBRATE HEALTH and WELLNESS
Black Woman’s Guide to Self-Care During COVID-19 with Dr. Tonya Armstrong
Foods that Boost Immunity with Carol Quigless
CELEBRATE LITERATURE and SPOKEN WORD
Tameka Fryer Brown on Writing for Children
All the Songs We Sing: African American Writers’ Collective Celebrates 25th Anniversary Anthology
From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century by A. Kirsten Mullen & William A. Darity, Jr.
Cartoonist Keith Knight
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