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Upcoming African-American Events

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Special Events

Pauli's Durham Tour: History of Racial Segregation in the West End

A 75min 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, the Freedman Schools …


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Homecoming Soul Food Dinner

  • W.G. Person Dining Hall

Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Friends are invited to join in for Sunday dinner. Meals will be available for purchase in the dining hall.


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Homecoming Worship Service

Kick off the Ultimate Homecoming Experience at the 2017 Homecoming Worship Service with praise, song and fellowship. Featuring Minister Kelontae Gavin and The NCCU WPI Mass Choir.


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Get Lit/ Stay Woke National Action Network Youth Move College Tour

  • A. E. Student Union

Featuring the Rev. Al Sharpton, civil rights leader, activist, and founder and President of National Action Network.


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Comedy Roast

Featuring Joe Torry, Nick Lewis, Chris Thomas "The Mayor", The Grave Digger - Tito. After party with DJ Fatz.


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The Ultimate Homecoming Step Show

  • McDougald-McLendon Arena

A night of precision, high-volume stepping, and bragging rights for who runs the yard. Join The National Pan-Hellenic Council as they showcase best steps.


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An Evening of Elegance Homecoming Dance

  • Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center

Featuring The Peace & Love Band.


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Soiree Afrique

A night of entertainment with African fashions and culture. New fashions by nationally renowned Patti Williams and others. Performers: Collage Dance Company, Suah Dance Theater, Atiba Rorie, …


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Exhibits & Recurring Events

Harvest Festival at Stagville

A festival of work, food, and harvest at Historic Stagville. This events explores the season for all people on one of North Carolina's largest plantations, through games, music, food, crafts, …


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Pauli Murray West End Durham Walking Tour

A 75 minute walking tour of Durham's West End Neighborhood and its history of racial segregation as experienced by Pauli Murray and her Fitzgerald family whose bricks built Durham.


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212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
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