16th Annual African American Cultural Celebration

Saturday, January 28, 2017

10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Join the statewide kickoff to Black History Month at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh. Named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society, the 16th annual African American Cultural Celebration will feature more than 75 musicians, storytellers, dancers, chefs, historians, playwrights, authors, artists, reenactors, and more.

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“Each year, the planning committee says, “We can’t top this year’s event!’ and each year, the event just gets bigger and better,” says Emily Grant, coordinator of the festival. “The celebration has grown over the years from a small afternoon event with a few hundred people, to a daylong event serving as the state-wide kickoff to Black History Month with thousands in attendance. This year’s theme is The Shoulders We Stand On—a time to reflect, honor and celebrate where we’ve been, who we are now and where we are going.”


The Museum is excited to welcome Governor Roy Cooper to the 16th Annual African American Cultural Celebration! 


About the Event

16th Annual African American Cultural Celebration

Theme: The Shoulders We Stand On

Saturday, January 28, 2017

10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

FREE!


We are no longer taking volunteer forms for this event. Hope to see you at the museum soon!


Video clip from AACC 2016 

What to Expect at the Festival