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The seasons have changed...

Take some time to experience something new!

Curious about art classes for your teen? Or perhaps you want to attend a lecture, or try a new type of cuisine. We've got you covered.

Read on for tips on how to explore African American history, art and culture this month.

Featured Event

17th Annual African American Cultural Celebration
Saturday, January 27, 2018
10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 
North Carolina Museum of History
Have you made it to Inspiring Beauty?

We have! Take a peek at a few moments from our visit...and don't forget to plan yours!

We are hiring! 

We are seeking a Research Historian for our 
Green Books' "Oasis Spaces": African American Travel in NC, 1936-1966 project.

Click here for details.
Do  you have memories of traveling during the Jim Crow Era?
Share them with us!

Events throughout the State 

Film Screening and Discussion
Their Eyes were Watching God

November 14 | 6:00 PM 
Lumina Theater, UNC Wilmington | Free
Presented by the Upperman African American Cultural Center and the UNCW Africana Studies and English Departments
Event tip: Prior to the film screening, enjoy shrimp, grits and tea cakes in the Clocktower Lounge.

Charleston Lecture by Philip & Pierce Freelon
November 16 | 7:00 PM
Stone Center Theatre (Raleigh) | Free
Presented by the UNC Center for the Study of the American South and the Sonja Haynes Stone Center at UNC
Event tip: Free parking available after 5:00 PM in the Bell Tower parking deck.

Documentary Film Screening
Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities

November 16 | 7:00 PM
International Civil Rights Center & Museum (Greensboro) | Free

NCCU Passport Fair
November 16 | 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Lee Biology Building, Room 118 | North Carolina Central University (Durham) | Passport fees vary

Poetry & Spoken Word
November 17 | 7:00-9:00 PM
The Premier Sports Academy (Winterville) | $15.00

Prepare for the Holidays
November 18 | 1:00-3:00 PM
Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum (Gibsonville) | Free (donations appreciated)
Event tip: This event features two kiddie crafts.

Enrichment Workshop
November 18 | 10:00 AM
African American Atelier, Inc. (Greensboro) | $5.00
Event tip: Have a creative teen? Then this art workshop is for them!

Jazz at the Pate Room
November 19 | 3:00 PM
Cumberland County Public Library (Fayetteville) | Free
Presented by the Fayetteville State University
Department of Performing and Fine Arts

History & Corn Husk Dolls
November 25 | 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Historic Stagville (Durham) | Free

Behind the Seams: Girls in Gowns in the Gallery
November 30 | 6:30 PM
NC Museum of Art, East Building (Raleigh) | $30 members; $35 non-members
Event tip: Put on your favorite gown and enjoy cocktails, '70s music, and sweet and savory treats.

African American Music Series
Various dates and times
Emerge Gallery & Art Center (Greenville) | Free
Presented by the Pitt County Arts Council in partnership with the NC Arts Council
The series kicks off this month! Click below for series details. 

Black Nativity
Various dates and times
Arts Council Theatre (Winston Salem) | $15.00-$26.00
Presented by the North Carolina Black Repertory Company
Get your tickets now for this popular, classic show. 

Time Sensitive Opportunity 

Call for Proposals
Black Communities: A Conference for Collaboration 
April 23-25, 2018 | The Carolina Theatre | Durham

The Black Communities Conference is seeking proposals from community stakeholders, scholars, researchers, and students.

Proposals are due by November 14, 2017.
To learn more about the conference, or to submit your proposal, visit:
We want to highlight holiday-themed, African American heritage events from your community! Please share them with us.

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