Ringing In Black History Month at the N.C. Museum of History

Craftsmen practicing their trades, musicians singing the songs of the past and chefs serving up traditional foods were just a few of the sights and sounds Cultural Resources Sec. Susan Kluttz and thousands of others experienced late last month at the N.C. Museum  of History’s 13th Annual African American Cultural Celebration.

The event, which serves as the state’s kickoff to Black History Month each year, is perennial favorite. Between basket maker Neal Thomas and the endless of procession of bands and other performers, it was easy for the secretary to see why.

The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources is offering a number of events and digital resources to help you celebrate black history this February. Click here for more information. Click here to see more photos of the event.

Sec. Kluttz and Deputy Sec. Kevin Cherry with basket maker Dale Thomas. Thomas is holding an example of his art, a oak-split basket. Sec. Kluttz and Deputy Sec. Kevin Cherry with basket maker Neal Thomas. Thomas is holding an example of his art, an oak-split basket.

 

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