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Upcoming African-American Events

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Special Events

Black Business Gala

The Greater Durham Black Chamber of Commerce invites you to the Annual Black Business Gala to celebrate the outstanding and continuous history of black business achievement in Durham, NC. The Black …


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Performance Art - Buy My Soul And Call It Art

A performance art experience. With a team of over 30 local artists, this immersive exhibition will explore the relationship between Black performance and mainstream arts spaces, the emotional …


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Murs & 9th Wonder

The rapper Murs and the producer 9th Wonder were raised on different coasts: Murs is a product of South Central Los Angeles, a background that’s informed every aspect of his lyrics, from …


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Durham Symphony Orchestra: Tribute to Langston Hughes and Ella Fitzgerald

Music Director and Conductor of the Durham Symphony Orchestra Maestro William Henry Curry has assembled an all-star cast of artists for this event. Singer Yolanda Rabun has a national reputation f…


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Black Panther Advanced Screening

  • AMC Southpoint 17

COME TRAVEL TO WAKANDA WITH AN ADVANCED PRIVATE SCREENING OF MARVEL’S BLACK PANTHER. DOORS OPEN AT 6:30P. MOVIE STARTS AT 7:00P. Do it for the culture and represent in all black or your best …


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Hayti Heritage Film Festival

The Hayti Heritage Center celebrates Durham's African-American heritage and its historic Hayti community, which was a thriving enclave in the early 20th century. This annual film festival furthers …


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Stagville Under the Stars

To celebrate Black History Month, Historic Stagville and Morehead Planetarium will present a stellar program that focuses on the astronomy and night sky myths and legends told in African …


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Stagville Under The Stars

Folktales, science, and stargazing at Stagville! Great for families and children. Meet at the Visitor Center to hear stories and science lessons, then head outside to look at the night sky through …


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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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Exhibits & Recurring Events

Photography Exhibit - The Pass/Fail Series

In 2016, the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University awarded the twenty-fourth Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize to American artist, illustrator, and documentarian Steven M. Cozart for The …


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