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Join Us at 2020 African-American Cultural Celebration

The 19th annual African-American Cultural Celebration happens Saturday, January 25, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm, at the NC Museum of History in Raleigh.

The North Carolina Writers’ Network is a proud sponsor, and we’ll have an exhibit table, so please be sure to take a moment and come and say hello!

This free event features musicians, storytellers, dancers, chefs, historians, playwrights, authors, artists, reenactors, and more.

The North Carolina Association of Black Storytellers will offer vignettes from 12:30-1:30 pm on the Auditorium Stage.

The Demonstration Gallery, sponsored in part by the North Carolina Writers’ Network, will feature award-winning poet Tyree Daye; Kelly Starling Lyons, author of Sing a Song and Dream Builder: The Story of Architect Phil Freelon; author Eleanora E. Tate; and Kwame Mbalia, author of The New York Times bestseller Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky; among others.

Additional programming includes an opening procession by the Tryon Palace Jonkonnu Drummers; celebrations of sports, games, heritage, and education; and a “Food, Health, and Beauty” area hosted by Bridgette A. Lacy, author and longtime columnist for The News  & Observer in Raleigh, which will feature stylists, restaurant owners, and farmers throughout the day.

For the complete schedule of the 19th annual African-American Cultural Celebration, click here.

For details on parking and more, click here.

See you in Raleigh–use #AACC2020!