Family Fun Sunday Series with Jeghetto
On Wednesday, the Carrboro Century Center will feature a puppet performance by a North Carolina-based artist and puppeteer Tarish Pipkins, who is known as "Jeghetto."
The event will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and costs $3 per person.
Celebrating Black America — Frederick Douglass’ The Lessons of the Hour
On Thursday, the Carrboro Century Center will host local history scholars and community leaders to watch a 1994 reenactment of one of Frederick Douglass’ last speeches, “The Lessons of the Hour,” by actor and scholar Fred Morsell.
This event will last from 6 to 8 p.m. and is free for all ages.
Chapel Hill events
Celebrating Black History Month with Storyteller Tyris Jones
On Friday, Laurinburg artist Tyris Jones will perform original stories in an event from 2 to 3 p.m. The event will be held at the Seymour Senior Center.
Celebrating Black History Month — Congolese Drumming
On Feb. 18 from 2 to 3 p.m., Orange County musician Ken Wilson will accompany Pline Mounzeo in leading a traditional Congolese drum performance. Mounzeo is a professional musician from Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, who has toured in multiple countries.
The event will also be held at Seymour Center.
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Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP events
Black To The Future Blood Campaign
From Feb. 5 through Feb. 28, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP asks community members to find the nearest blood drive locations to donate blood.
Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP President Dawna Jones said the Black To The Future Blood Campaign is important to help address the ongoing local blood shortage.
The Power of Organizing: Screening and Discussion
In honor of Black History Month and Presidents' Day, the NAACP will host a screening of a documentary about former President Barack Obama.
A panel of people who campaigned for Obama will be available after the screening to answer questions.
The event will be held on Feb. 15 at 7 p.m.
Book Discussion: "The Sum of Us," Co-Sponsored with Northern Orange NAACP
On Feb. 24, several community members and the NAACP will gather to discuss "The Sum of Us," a book that analyzes the ties between economic crises and racism.
The book discussion will begin at 6:30 p.m on Zoom. Those who attend are encouraged to buy the book from local bookstores.
Those interested in attending the discussion can register online.
"Although we celebrate one another all year long, this designated time brings us together for a common cause in recognition, homage, and reverence to those icons and individuals who have made or are making Black history every day,” Jones said in an email.
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