Black History Month Programs

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22nd African American Celebration
Saturday | February 24 | Free
The Cary Theater | 122 E. Chatham Street 

Don't miss Cary's annual event celebrating the African-American experience. The 22nd African American Celebration will focus on health in African American communities. The theme for this year is “Eat Well, Live Well, Be Will: Working to Improve Equal Opportunities for Health in the African-American Communities.” The event will feature diverse musical performances along with a panel discussion with area health care professionals providing advice and resource suggestions for healthy living. The event is sponsored by the Town of Cary and the Ujima Group, Inc.

11 a.m.

Middle Creek High School 'Creek Squad'
Brama Moiwai–Drummer                     
Panel Discussion on Health in the African-American Communities

1 p.m.
Intermission/Lunch Break

2 p.m.
William D. Burton-Blues/Folk Blues/Bio-Rhythm Blues Interview with Njathi Wa Kabu-Chef at Organics & Sounds Crucial Fiya-Multi-Faceted Reggae Band Make A Joyful Noise Youth Performing Arts 

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The Future Of Black History
Saturday, February 24 | 
2-6 p.m. | Free
Cary Town Hall | 316 N. Academy Street 
“The Future of Black History” will explore the valuable contributions of black heroes and heroes of the past and how those individuals have influenced our present day thought leaders of all races and cultures. 

We will celebrate and connect how the contributions of iconic African Americans from the past have influenced our modern day thought leaders, and explore how the contributions of today’s thought leaders are influencing our collective future.

The program will include:

  • Keynote speaker, Melvin Russell, Chief of the Baltimore Police Department
  • A panel of leaders from Cary, the region and the state, including North Carolina Supreme Court Justice, Paul Newby
  • National Gospel Recording Artist Todd Galberth

Lena Tillett of WRAL-TV will serve as emcee.



Robbie Stone
Cary Arts Center
(919) 460-4969