Black History Month in Carrboro is coming up in February, and a series of events are being organized by the Carrboro Recreation, Parks & Cultural Resources Department.
From music and dramatic performances to history discussions, there will be an array of interesting activities and programs. There’s something of interest to all so everyone can get involved in learning about and celebrating the lives, history and contributions of Black people.
Black History Month in Carrboro will feature the following:
- Diane Faison in “The Spirit of Harriet Tubman” will be performed at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, at the Carrboro Century Center. This one-woman stage play will be performed by Faison, a retired teacher, actress, artist, speaker and writer.
- Tre. Charles (Alt/indie R&B/Soul) will perform 4 – 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, at the Carrboro Century Center. This program is part of the Black History Month Concert Series. Free.
- History Lecture: Black Resistance is scheduled 6 – 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, at the Carrboro Century Center. Led by Dr. Freddie Parker, professor emeritus of history at NC Central University; and James Williams Jr., an attorney and former chief public defender, their discussion will focus on The Freedmen’s Conventions. Part of an ongoing event series titled Celebrating Black People in America, see past programs at YouTube.com/CarrboroNC
- Poet’s Open Mic (zoom) will be held 7 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, via zoom for people aged 16 and older. For this month’s event, attendees are encouraged to share poetry and history related Black America. For information, call 919-918-7372.
- Finesse (Rhythm and Blues) will perform 4 – 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Carrboro Century Center. This program is part of the Black History Month Concert Series. Free. Presented in partnership with Zeta Phi Beta, Inc.
- African Sword Fighting will be offered 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 with the Triangle Sword Guild. This recreation program requires a $10 fee and is limited to those 18 and older. Sign up at https://register1.vermontsystems.com/wbwsc/nccarrboro.wsc/splash.html
- Gospel Winds (Gospel) will perform 4 – 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Carrboro Century Center. This program is part of the Black History Month Concert Series. Free. Presented in partnership with Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.
In addition to the scheduled events, there will be a Virtual Youth Art Exhibit; 28 days of Black History Trivia, and Inspiring Quotes to Remember, all shared out via social media channels. There’s still time to submit artwork for the Virtual Youth Art Exhibit.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-918-7364.