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Black History Month
Black History Month has its own interesting history. Check out the resources below to learn more about Carter G. Woodson, the origins of Black History Month, and some of what the celebration means to Americans.
Celebrate Black History
2023 Black History Month Virtual Festival
Virtual events sponsored by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)
Feb. 4, 12:00pm: 20th Annuam NC MLK Black History Month Parade
Held on Fayetteville St. in Durham, this annual parade features marching bands, step/dance/drill teams, cars, mascots, cartoon characters and more.
Feb. 4 12:00-1:30: Black Homesteaders of the South
Join genealogist Bernice A. Bennett who will uncover the stories of African American families who became landowners through the Homestead Act of 1862 from her latest book Black Homesteaders of the South.
Feb. 10, 11:30am: A Space for Us All
The National Museum of African American History and Culture and NASA invite middle and high school students to join us virtually for an educational experience where we examine and build on the legacy of achievement, connection, and knowledge of African Americans at NASA.
Feb. 16, 6:00 pm: Carolina Grassroots to Carolina Classrooms: How Hip Hop Expresses a Movement
Virtual discussion with Grammy Award winning songwriter Raheem "Kilo" Pugh and Hip-Hop scholars Kyesha Jennings and Bryon Turman.
Feb. 21-6:30 pm: Backlash Blues: Nina Simone and Langston Hughes
In celebration of Nina Simone’s birthday, The NC Museum of Art hosts a lecture on poet Langston Hughes’s impact on establishing Simone’s reputation, followed by discussion moderated by NC Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green and a performance of Simone’s classics by vocalist Sandra Dubose.
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