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Upcoming African-American Events

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Special Events

Black Santa at Hayti

Visit Black Santa at the Hayti Heritage Center. Photographs available while you wait so bring the family and celebrate! Professional photography will be available in various sizes, with digital files.


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Jambalaya Soul Slam Annual Women's Poetry Slam

St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation presents... Jambalaya Soul Slam’s Annual Women’s Poetry Slam. Every year they invite the area’s most amazing women poets to come and …


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Pauli Murray Walking Tour: History of Segregation in Durham's West End

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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Black Farmers Market

Just in time to get vegetables for your holiday dinner.


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2018 Video Institute Screening

Each summer, #CDSCourses offers a week-long video institute in which students collaborate with community members to make a short documentary. This year the stories were centered around the Hayti …


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The Black Market

Black Business owners from around the region will gather to provide an alternative to the "big box" businesses. Hosted by Black August in the Park. 


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Family Day at Stagville

Spend a day with friends and family after Thanksgiving! Explore the beautiful landscape of Stagville, and learn about the crafts and trades of enslaved African Americans. Hands-on activities for k…


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Exhibits & Recurring Events

Art Exhibit: Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom

  • Power Plant Gallery
  • (919) 660-3622

Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom takes as its point of departure an extraordinary - and now lost - historical artifact: a "Book of Paintings" created by José Antonio …


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Quilt Exhibit - "Ancestral Rhythms"

  • Hayti Heritage Center
  • (919) 683-1709

An evening of spoken word, jazz and breathtaking works of art. The members of the African American Quilt Circle have regularly shared their magnificent, memorable quilted art work with the …


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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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