black history month


USGA Honors African-American Golf Pioneers

New Exhibit at the USGA Museum Highlights the Life of William “Bill” Powell and the Historic Clearview Golf Club Far Hills, NJ Feb. 21, 2014 – The United States Golf Association (USGA) is honoring African-American golf pioneers as part of the USGA Museum’s newest exhibit, “More Than A Game,” which […]


Black Valor: African Americans in the U.S. Navy during the Civil War

FAYETTEVILLE, NC Feb. 18, 2014 – The Museum of the Cape Fear will close out Black History Month with a presentation by Charles Anderson, Jr., adjunct professor at Methodist University. Black Valor: African Americans in the U.S. Navy during the Civil War will focus on key personnel as well as […]


“P. W. Moore: NOT a Biography – Highlights of his Service to Elizabeth City” at the Museum of the Albemarle

“P. W. Moore:  NOT a Biography – Highlights of his Service to Elizabeth City” Presented by Glen Bowman, Ph.D.   ELIZABETH CITY, NC Feb. 14, 2014 – Museum of the Albemarle will host Glen Bowman, Ph.D. on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 2:15 p.m. in the Gaither Auditorium.  Dr. Bowman […]


N.C. Highway Historical Marker Commemorating Roanoke Island Freedman’s Colony to be Dedicated Feb. 21

MANTEO, NC Feb. 10, 2014 – Roanoke Island became a prime destination for the enslaved to gain their freedom after Federal forces took control of the island in February 1862. A N.C. Highway Marker dedication and program Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. at the Dare Center in Manteo will recognize […]


Harriet Jacobs of Edenton and Her Compelling Life Story

RALEIGH, NC Feb. 11, 2014 – On February 11, 1813, fugitive slave, writer and abolitionist Harriet Jacobs was born in Edenton. Jacobs spent her childhood unaware of her station in life but, when her white mistress, Margaret Horniblow, died in 1825, she and her brother John were willed to Horniblow’s 3-year-old niece, […]


Featured Vocalist from “12 Years a Slave” to Perform at Palace on Feb. 20

NEW BERN, NC Feb. 10, 2014 – Tami Tyree, an actress, historian, musicologist, and featured vocalist in the movie “12 Years a Slave,” will help Tryon Palace honor Black History Month with a musical lecture entitled “New York and the 19th-Century Slavery Question.” Hosted by Tryon Palace’s monthly African American […]


African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina Event at Barnes & Noble, Cary, Sunday, Feb 9 at 3 p.m.

CARY, NC Feb. 5, 2014 – African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina celebrates people, places and events in Eastern North Carolina, showcasing the music that has been part of family, church, and community for generations. African American Music Trails of North Carolina The guidebook covers the eastern North Carolina counties […]


Black History Month Videos Recall the Transition to Freedom After the Civil War

RALEIGH, NC January 27, 2014 – The political views of the enslaved, the search for family after the Civil War and a humanitarian poem by Maya Angelou are featured in videos to be posted to YouTube by the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources in honor of Black History Month in […]


Black History Month Programs Presented by the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources

RALEIGH, NC January 16, 2014 – A sampling of multiple and varied experiences of African-American life will be celebrated in recognition of Black History Month by divisions within the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. The joyful chorus of gospel choirs, the plaintive laments of slave narratives, and the fight for […]


Mountain Gateway Museum Celebrates The Emancipation Proclamation

OLD FORT, NC — In tribute to Black History Month and the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, Mountain Gateway Museum, in cooperation with the McDowell County Public Library, will present a lecture by Dr. Darin Waters on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 3:30 p.m. at the library in Marion. The […]