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Jean Bolduc: "African Americans of Durham & Orange Counties: An Oral History

Reading and book signing. Durham and Orange Counties have vibrant and active African American communities. Throughout the region's unjust past, generations have shown extraordinary strength and …


Attention: "13th" Screening

A screening and discussion of Ava Duvernay's extraordinary and galvanizing documentary, 13th.  The title refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads "Neither slavery n…


Cool John Ferguson

Taj Mahal has said that "Cool John Ferguson is among the five greatest guitarists in the world. He is a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. He is with the ranks of Jimi Hendrix, W…


Santa at Hayti

Professional photography will be available in various sizes, with digital files. Appointments available.


Poetry Slam Writing and Performance Workshop

Get started in poetry slam competitions with this free workshop. Offered by Jambalaya Soul Slam Academy.


Bringing it All Together: Executive Coaching Session for Black Women

Executive Coaching session led by Maxine Phillips, CEO of GAMMS Unlimited. Discuss and learn how the facets of your life and roles you play can work together for your personal and professional …


Durham's Black Nativity

Durham's Black Nativity is an annual soulful celebration of the birth of Jesus. The cast features of 100 talented singers, dancers and musicians.


NC Jazz Ensemble "Holiday Joy" Concert

With Vocalist Denise Barnes. The NCJE was founded in 1980 by Stanley Baird and Oliver Hodge. The seventeen piece group has traveled throughout the state of North Carolina performing at …


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.


Hayti Heritage Kwanzaa

The theme for this year's celebration is "The Indestructible Seed." The symbol of the day is the Wawa Aba (the seed of the Wawa tree) chosen to affirm the community's perseverance and …


Kwanzaa Celebration

Kwanzaa is a celebration of family, community and culture centered on seven basic values as building blocks for peace and progress within neighborhoods. This family friendly event will include …


Exhibits & Recurring Events

Historic African-American Cultural Heritage Tour

TRT’s “Durham African American Cultural Heritage Tour” is a motorized, professionally guided tour designed for guests seeking an educational, enlightening and FUN African American …


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