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African Diasporic Culture of Wakanda 1 – The Art Plus

This program will examine the artistic landscape of the Black Panther film through the lens of local artists - Erika+Jamal of FOCSI, Malcolm Goff, Vicki B. Wicked, Nadjib Assani, Danny Quick, LA …


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African Music Week Finale

Mix, mingle and dance to the rich and diverse expressions of African music in an inclusive, vibrant and positive setting. Listen, Learn and dance to African Reggae, African Salsa, Afrobeat, Benga, …


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Beyu Caffe & Social Lyfe Present: RnB Brunch

Beyu Caffe | Social Lyfe Presents the RnB Brunch Hosted By: Colton Palmer Tre McQueen & James Lunsford Brunch will feature RnB hits from over the years while enjoying a specialized brunch menu!


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Meet the Heroes: an Interactive Black History Event

  • New Creation United Methodist Church

We stand on the shoulders of giants. There are many Heroes throughout Black history. Experience them first hand through actors who will tell you their personal stories of triumph, perseverance, and …


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SoMogo: Celebrating African Heritage through Music

Amandla is Duke’s first African Chorus, and they aim to carry our audience members and listeners across the African continent through music. The name “SoMogo” was coined from …


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Be Connected: Village of Wisdom Black Genius Brunch

Village of Wisdom is back with its brunch series! This time we are doing a few things different. This edition is all about reclamation and using the tools we have to build a more equitable …


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Keynote Speaker Dr. Kamaal McClarin

  • North Carolina Central University - Hubbard-Totten Auditorium

The 200th birthday of Frederick Douglass will be celebrated with a lecture by Dr. Kamal McClarin, curator of the Frederick Douglass Home.


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Angela Davis

Through her activism and scholarship over the last decades, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in our nation's quest for social justice. Her work as an educator - both at the university level …


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Louis Austin and the Carolina Times: A Life in the Long Black Freedom Struggle

  • North Carolina Central University - Hubbard-Totten Auditorium
  • (919) 530-5440

Dr. Jerry Gershenhorn, professor of history, will read from his forthcoming book.


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Black History Film Screeninig

  • Mount Vernon Baptist Church
  • (919) 688-1823

Part of Mount Vernon Baptist Church 2018 Black History Month Activities. Wednesday night at the movies: THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM 2/7/18 I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO 2/14/18 THE TRIP TO …


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Exhibits & Recurring Events

"Circle of Life" Art Exhbit

Featuring quilts & fabric collages by the African American Quilt Circle of Durham.


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Art Exhibit - "Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection"

The Nasher Museum presents a major nationwide touring exhibition that offers a new perspective on the critical contribution that artists of African descent have made to the evolution of abstract art …


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Speak My Soul

  • Farrison Newton Communications Building Auditorium at NCCU
  • (919) 530-5440

An original work written by Dr. Asabi (Stephanie Howard), chair of the NCCU Department of Theatre and Dance, will be presented by students and faculty in music, theatre and dance concentrations.


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Take Notes: The Black Panther Panel Discussion Series

  • Arcana
  • (919) 641-8674

Five Part Panel Discussion Series on the Black Panther Film in Durham Panel discussions at five sites over six weeks examines film’s sociocultural significance February 13, 2018 …


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The Annual Black History: Artists’ Perspectives Exhibition

The talented painters, quilters and sculptors exhibiting have featured art work across the country and internationally. Private collectors from Oprah Winfrey to Nnenna Freelon along with prominent …


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