Meet the Heroes is an interactive Black History event for kids that takes place Saturday, February 9th, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at New Creation United Methodist Church, 806 Clarendon Street, Durham.
This is a free event.
At this annual event, actors portray a different set of heroes each year. Each hero has a dedicated room of activities that children can participate in.
In each room kids can listen to the hero’s personal story of triumph, perseverance and success, and can participate in a craft or STEM project based on the profession and achievements of the hero.
Each child will receive a keepsake passport for the event with stickers detailing the accomplishments of each hero.
Kids can even have their photo taken with a favorite hero.
Activities are tailored to kids in grades K-5.
The 2019 heroes:
- Muhammed Ali: Boxer/Civil Rights Activist
- Charles R. Drew: Doctor/Creator of National Blood Bank
- Mahalia Jackson: Gospel Singer/ Civil Rights Activist
- Wilma Rudolph: Olympic Gold Medalist
- Katherine Johnson: NASA Mathematician
- Matthew Henson: First Explorer to the North Pole