Triangle Events Celebrate Black History Month

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February 2013 Celebrations of Black History Month

African American History Tour
Feb. 9 – Explore the lives and accomplishments of African American North Carolinians from the antebellum period to the Civil Rights era. 1:30-2:30 p.m. N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7992. ncmuseumofhistory.org.

MLK Jr. Dreamfest Day of History
Feb. 9 – African American history comes alive in a soulful celebration featuring the JUDA Dance Ministry. Free. 2 p.m. Page-Walker Arts and History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. townofcary.org.

15th Annual African-American Celebration
Feb. 16 – Enjoy live entertainment, cultural programs, a marketplace and special activities for kids. Free. 3 p.m. Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary. 919-465-4792. townofcary.org.

Hands-on History
Feb. 16 – Learn about African Americans who called North Carolina home. Make a craft, jump a rope or hear a story. Drop-in program. All ages. Free. 1-3 p.m. N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7982. ncmuseumofhistory.org.

Bright Star Theatre Presents “African Folk Tales”
Feb. 20 – Enjoy tales traditionally passed down by word of mouth. With imaginative costumes and audience participation, these stories feature character-education themes and bring to life the African landscape and a variety of native animals. All ages. Free. 10 a.m. Orange County Main Library, 137 W. Margaret Ln., Hillsborough. 919-245-2536. orangecountync.gov/library.

Bright Star Theatre Presents “Frederick Douglass”
Feb. 20 – Experience the story of Frederick Douglass, who was born into slavery in 1818 but became a best-selling author, lecturer, and leader fighting to end slavery and for equal rights. A question-and-answer session follows. Ages 8 and older. Free. 6 p.m. Orange County Main Library, 137 W. Margaret Ln., Hillsborough. 919-245-2536. orangecountync.gov/library.

African American History Tour
Feb. 23 – Explore the lives and accomplishments of African American North Carolinians from the antebellum period to the Civil Rights era. 1:30-2:30 p.m. N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7992. ncmuseumofhistory.org.

Family Movie at the Library
Feb. 27 – See the true story of Ruby Bridges, an African American girl who was only 6 years old when she helped integrate the all-white schools of New Orleans in the 1960s, a pivotal moment in the civil-rights movement. Free. 6-7:30 p.m. Orange County Main Library, 137 W. Margaret Ln., Hillsborough. 919-245-2536. orangecountync.gov/library.

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