Celebrate Black History!

February is Black History Month, and this year the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources has a number of special programs and resources to help you and your family celebrate. Some of our great Black History Month events include:
  • A dizzying array of performances of drama, literature and music; discussions of black enterprise and film; roving performers; and more at the N.C. Museum of History's African American Cultural Celebration Jan. 25
  • More presentations of Let Them Be Heard--the widely acclaimed slave narratives performed by Bare Theatre Company--Feb. 21-Mar.1
  • Walking tours of Historic Edenton that showcase the amazing story of Harriet Jacobs throughout February and March

Head to this page to see the complete list of events. February is also a great time to visit our sites with strong African American stories to tell. Though all our of sites have threads connected to black history, the connection is especially strong at:

  • The Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum, which sits on the site of the Palmer Memorial Institute, an elite preparatory school for African Americans
  • Historic Edenton, the home to the legendary Harriet Jacobs
  • Historic Stagville, which was North Carolina's largest pre-Civil War plantation and home to more than 900 slaves
  • Somerset Place, which shows a realistic view of 19th-century life on a large North Carolina plantation
  • Tryon Palace, which places a strong emphasis on the African American story of the New Bern community

Some great resources Cultural Resources offers include:

Also, be sure and check out the "Quick Links" to the right for more!

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N.C. Department of Cultural Resources
109 East Jones Street MSC 4601 |  Raleigh, NC 27699-4601
Phone: (919) 807-7300  | Fax: (919) 733-1620

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