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Author Thomas Mullen

The author will read from his new novel, Darktown. The award-winning author of The Last Town on Earth delivers a riveting and elegant 1948-set thriller set in Atlanta that explores murder, corrupt …


West African Mande Melody Class

  • Temple Conference Room
  • (919) 724-2340

Malian Masters will teach Mande Melodies. All melodic and percussive instruments welcome. Feel the Mande melody on your own instrument! This will be a fun class and jam!


Play - "AKEELAH and the Bee"

  • Farrison-Newton Communications Building at NCCU
  • (919) 530-6242

Directed by Dr. Asabi and adapted for the stage by Cheryl L. West. Based on the original screenplay by Doug Atchison, Akeelah and the Bee tells the life lesson of a sagacious 11-year old from the …


Thumbs Up For Mother Universe: The Lonnie Holley Story (Fresh Docs Free Work-In-Progress Screening)

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of director George King’s Thumbs Up for Mother Universe: The Lonnie Holley Story …


Exhibits & Recurring Events

Photography Exhibit - "The Jemima Code"

The idea of a "Jemima Code" came to Toni Tipton-Martin as she was researching the varied history of African-Americans working in America's kitchens. She discovered that they were virtually …


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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