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A new season is upon us...

So why wait? Connect with African American heritage in your community!

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

Featured Event

The 2018 UNCG Harriet Elliott Lecture Series
Keynote Address by Lonnie Bunch,
Founding Director of the
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
"The Challenge of Building a National Museum"

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
6:30 p.m. 
UNCG School of Music Recital Hall

Events throughout the State 

20 Years of Quilting
The Story of Durham's African American Quilt Circle

March 10 | 4:00-6:00 PM 
Hayti Heritage Center (Durham) | Free
Event tip: Hear from members of the African American Quilt Circle of Durham

The Black Panther Panel Discussion Series:
Writers of Wakanda

March 13 | 6:30 PM
Hayti Heritage Center (Durham) | Free

Tryon Palace African American Lecture Series:
"AIN'T I A WOMAN TOO": Yes! We were there also.
March 15 | 7:00-8:30 PM
Cullman Performance Hall | Carolina History Center (New Bern) | Free

Lifted Voices:
Greensboro Women Making Herstory

March 17 | 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Greensboro History Museum | Free
Event tip: Hear from teachers who led school desegregation in Greensboro

"Snatchin' Gullah Land from Unda' We Feet": 
A Lesson on Heirs Property in the 21st Century Legal System 

March 22 | 6:00 PM
Morton Auditorium | UNC-Wilmington | Free
Presented by the Upperman African American Cultural Center at UNCW

Fayetteville State University Music-Fine Arts Series:
Alumni Concert

March 23 and 24 | 7:00 PM
Seabrook Auditorium (Fayetteville) | For pricing, call 910-672-1724

Women's History Month Lunch
March 24 | 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum (Gibsonville) | $10.00

On Collecting African American Art and Launching an Art Career with
Dr. Halima Taha

Art School + The Art World: Filling the Gap (Professional development workshop for emerging artists)
March 31 | 1:00 PM
Collecting and Protecting African-American Art (Workshop for art collectors)
March 31 | 5:00 PM
The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture (Charlotte) |
Prices Vary
Event tip: Dr. Taha will make herself available to art collectors for in-person interviews on March 30th and 31st.

Friends of Oberlin Village
Community Clean-Up of the Historic Oberlin Cemetery

April 7 | 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
1014 Oberlin Road (Raleigh) | Free
Event tip: Feel free to bring extra tools like tarp, a wheelbarrow or clippers
For more information, contact Cheryl Williams

Welcome, Lisa!

We are happy to welcome Lisa Withers to our team as the Research Historian for our Green Book Project!

Green Book Community Meeting


Join us in April
to to learn about the Green Book Project
and to share your memories and memorabilia
related to traveling during the Jim Crow Era.

April 10, 2018
6:00-8:00 PM
YMI Cultural Center (Asheville)

Email us for more details.

Opportunities for Students

Paid Internships
NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

The NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources is offering a series of exciting internships across the state. Students may explore opportunities ranging from conservation and marketing, to museum collections and more!

HBCU and MIHE students are strongly encouraged to apply.
In the Asheville area? Join us for a Community Listening Session on March 22, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 PM.
RSVP here.
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