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North Carolina Museum of History: 21st Annual African American Cultural Celebration

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( Sat., Jan. 29, 2022 )

Online, , , NC


This year’s annual celebration - presented on digital platforms only - will bring together organizations, authors, artists, musicians, filmmakers, and scholars to showcase the contributions that African Americans have made to North Carolina’s history and culture. The theme Black People - Green Planet: Environmental Justice will include a range of information highlighting amazing stories of resilience and courage in response to environmental racism, from the fight against PCB dumping in Warren County in 1983 to the long history of Black farmers, as well as success stories celebrating African Americans’ vital connections to the land and water, abound in North Carolina.

Celebrate, be inspired, see, and be uplifted by:

  • Sandra Dubose, award-winning motivational speaker, performing artist, and author
  • Delicious cooking demonstrations by Food Network Chopped Champion Chef E. Marshall
  • A conversation with Jason Mott, National Book Award winner, author of Hell of a Book
  • Naeema Muhammad, Senior Advisor with the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network
  • Beer Migration: Harlem Brewery South with Celeste Beatty

We will also hold our first-ever AACC Education Day on Friday, January 28.


To ensure the safety of presenters, staff, and guests, this year’s annual festival will be held entirely online. However, that does not mean the interactive activities have stopped! Engage with live-streamed events that include chef demonstrations, choir singers, a mural artist, author talks, Harvey Walker and the integration of football at Western Carolina University, and more - all from the safety and comfort of your home.

All sessions are free but require advance registration. Attendance to some free events will be limited.


Free; advance registration required


  • Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 10:30 AM