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Special Events

Warring with Democracy: Black Activism & The Challenge of History

  • Smith Warehouse Bay 4 - Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall

Christopher M. Tinson, Associate Professor of Africana Studies and History and Director of the African American Studies Program at St. Louis University, will discuss his research and teaching. His …


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Visionary Aponte | Aural Futures: Screen/Society

Public screening of The Model: Oshun and the Dream, Chapter 1 & 2, directed by Kahlil Joseph (2010), 7:57 minutes each; You and I and You, directed by Terence Nance (2015), 7:51 minutes; and …


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DJ & Concert: Mother Cyborg, The Afronauts, et al

DJ & concert of afrofuturist bands & techno-utopian narratives - Mother Cyborg, The Afronauts, et al: The Aural Futures series looked at how electronic music created a foundation in the …


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Visionary Aponte | Aural Futures and Afrofuturism

  • Forum for Scholars and Publics/Duke University
  • (919) 660-3622

Panel discussion with Durham activist, scholar, and entrepreneur Pierce Freelon and artist, activist, and Afrofuturist Ingrid LaFleur. Light lunch served. This event is on Duke's West Campus in …


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Visionary Aponte | Aural Futures: Screen/Society

Special presentation of a work-in-progress: God Said Give 'Em Drum Machines, directed by Kristian R. Hill (2016), 78 minutes. Followed by a 20-minute Q&A with artist, activist, and A…


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Black Children's Literature Symposium & Festival

  • H.M. Michaux Jr. School of Education Building

Featuring Black children's literature scholars and 10 award-winning Black authors and illustrators from around the state and nation. Together, their work encompasses more than 150 titles that …


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Exhibits & Recurring Events

Art Exhibit - “Identity and Economic Exploitation”

Works by NCCU alumnus Stephen Hayes. Hayes, whose sculpture, Cash Crop, was shown at the museum in 2011, used miscellaneous objects ordinarily considered worthless to develop his thought-provoking …


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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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