African-American Heritage Festival

Saturday, February 29, 2020
Join us to celebrate over 250 years of Charlotte’s vibrant African American history and culture. Explore the African roots of Southern foods; tour the 1774 Alexander homesite through the eyes of Bet, one of the enslaved people who lived and worked on the property; listen to African and African American music; and more. Spend the day exploring arts, music, dance, fashion, storytelling, and learn about everyday people who have accomplished extraordinary things.

Event Schedule:
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Foods of the African Diaspora Cooking Demonstration
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Finding the African American Story in Our Community (Multiple Exhibitors)
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Rock House Through the Eyes of the Enslaved
12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. I Dream Talk Back with Opera Carolina & Fannie Flono
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Jett Edwards and the Origins of African American Music
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Crafting & Culture Activity
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Mecklenburg Kirkpatricks (A Ron Hankins “History Talks” Lecture Sponsored by Wells Fargo)
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A Conversation with Bet
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A Sign of the Times Performance
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. African Fashion Show Presented by House of Africa

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