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Special Events

Beverly Fields Burnette as Zora Neale Hurston

Legendary storyteller, poet, educator, and founding member of the Carolina African American Writers' Collective and NC Association, Beverly Fields Burnette brings history to life. Hear Ms. B…


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Insert Your Grandma's Name Here

  • NorthStar Church of the Arts

Interactive and evolving installation by Monét Noelle Marshall. In the Ursa Minor Gallery. From the curator: This is a celebration of your grandma and, by extension, of you. …


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The Shop: A Series of Barbershop Chats Regarding Black Male Achievement

  • The Renaissance Barbershop

Free haircuts for fathers & boys under 18. The theme will be "Let's Talk Fatherhood & Self-Care".


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Black Music Black Film: A Film Series in Honor of Black Music Month 2019

  • Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Bullpen
  • (919) 668-2995

A FREE film series in honor of Black Music Month 2019. Presented by the Department of African & African American Studies at Duke. Co-sponsored by the Duke Council on Race & Ethnicity, the …


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Beyu Live at Hayti

Featuring Chip Shearin. Beverage and light food provided by Beyu Caffe. Cash bar available.


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Tapestry Tours

  • CCB Plaza

Starts at the Major The Bull statue and last about an hour. 2-3 original poems about Durham's many threads of diversity on each tour.


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Blossoming Hope One-Day Women's Wellness Retreat

Explore deeper spiritual and physical wellness, greater emotional balance, and daily self-care skills in a safe, sacred space. Enjoy an intimate gathering of like-minded sisters focused on total …


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Geer Cemetery Restoration Awareness Ceremony

  • Geer Cemetery

Whether you're new to Durham or born and raised, you may or may not know the story behind Geer Cemetery. Geer cemetery is one of the first African American cemeteries of Durham founded in 1877. …


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NC Honors

Featuring performances by Intense Sounds, Detroit City Boys, Kareh Leigh Allen, and Richard Ashe. Honorees: Dr. Cheryl Allen Brewer, Tony Terry Tony Cozart, Rosa Wilson, Royelle Hubbert, L…


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Pauli Murray Walking Tour

Pauli's Durham Tour is a 75-min walk into Durham's history of racial segregation in the West End Neighborhood. Aya Shabu and friends share stories about the significance of Black Civil War soldiers, …


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Write Now, We Will Heal

A play that looks at cancer prevention and screening through the lens of cultural and belief systems and experiences familiar to people of color. A dramatic production that tackles the subject of …


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Black Farmers Market/Juneteenth Edition

The Black Farmers Market is a space that centers Black people and our connection to local and regional Black food systems. The market is open to anyone who wants to support Black Farmers.There …


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Write Now, We Will Heal

A play that looks at cancer prevention and screening through the lens of cultural and belief systems and experiences familiar to people of color. A dramatic production that tackles the subject of …


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Exhibits & Recurring Events

Art Exhibit – "Disrupting Homogeny"

Artist statement: "When I perceive similar characteristics between myself and other people, I feel compelled to learn more about them. In part, this can help satisfy a desire for …


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Artist in Residence – Vonnie Quest

  • Power Plant Gallery
  • (919) 660-3622

While in residence, Vonnie plans to continue work on his project "Mae in the Midst of a Summer," which recounts the unsolved murder of his maternal grandmother, Mae Ethel Turner, killed in …


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ImBlackInTech Monthly Mixer Series

  • American Underground

The ImBlackInTech #MonthlyMixerSeries (MMS) takes place monthly, bringing together current and potential ImBlackInTech members and friends to mingle in a comfortable environment, share ideas, and …


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Africana Nights

  • The Palace International
  • (614) 900-7590

The modern cultures of Africa and the Latin/Caribbean festival of Caribana, come together every week to bring you Africana Nites. The concept is to create a lounge environment that showcases …


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Africana nights

As Durham continues to grow, an influx of various cultures gives us an opportunity to learn and connect with each other. Since the 80s The Palace International has always strived to showcase and …


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