Civil Rightsâ€”march on! That’s the theme of the 15th Annual African American Cultural Celebration happening Saturday, January 30, from 10:30 am – 4:30 pm at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh.
Supported in part by the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission; PNC; the City of Raleigh, based on recommendation of the Raleigh Arts Commission; the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, with funds from the United Arts Campaign; North Carolina Writersâ€™ Network; and the Museum of History Associates, this day-long event kicks off African American Heritage month and offers:
More than seventy-five musicians, storytellers, dancers, historians, playwrights, authors, artists, reenactors, chefs, teachers, scholars, and more will be on hand to help tell the rich and varied stories of our state and the continued quest of defining and working for freedom. Itâ€™s educationalâ€”and funâ€”for the whole family.
North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductee and former Piedmont Laureate Jaki Shelton Green will read from 11:30 am to noon. New York Times bestselling author Carole Boston Weatherford will read at 12:50 pm. Also on-hand will be Duke VA and Medical Center doctor Damon Tweedy, whose memoir, Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine, was a New York Times bestseller, an O (Oprah) magazine “10 Titles to Pick Up Now” selection, and a TIME magazine Top 10 book of 2015.
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