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Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas

This unique exhibit traces the graphic art made by Emory Douglas while he worked as Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party, from 1967 until its discontinuation in the early 1980’s.

Celebrate African-American Dance

Celebrate Black History Month with an exploration of African-American dance. The Dance Ensemble of Fayetteville State University lends their expertise in teaching the dynamic, soulful and rhythmic moves unique to black culture. In this workshop you’ll learn African, afro-jazz and modern dance in the tradition of Alvin Ailey. Registration is required. 16 years to adult.

Fayetteville African American Heritage Tour

This year’s focus for Fayetteville’s African-American Heritage Tour is the life and times of Professor Edward Evans (1863-1943). Both Evans and his wife Sallie were graduates of the State Normal School, which would later become Fayetteville State University. Evans was a premier and long serving educator, as well as the first principal of Orange Street School, built in 1915. In the community, he held long serving leadership roles at the historic Evans Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church and was the Worshipful Master of Eureka Masonic Lodge in Fayetteville. Evans and other members of his family are buried in Brookside Cemetery, a historic African-American cemetery, which has been designated a Local Landmark by City Council. Participants on the tour will trace Professor Evans’ footsteps and visit several historic sites to include a special dedication ceremony and tour of Brookside Cemetery.

The tour is offered to ages 10 and up. Participants will travel via bus but tours may require moderate walking.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Black History Month Lectures and Music Programs

Lectures and music programs from Fayetteville State University support the Romare Bearden exhibit at the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County. Also includes a youth workshop on drumming by Alex Weis.

Dancing Stories with April C. Turner

Celebrate Black History Month with the Museum of the Cape Fear and April C. Turner as Turner uses dances, stories and songs from traditional West African culture to affirm community building concepts such as working together, integrity, and perseverance. The meanings and uses of the songs and dances are demonstrated in a fun, high-energy, inspiring journey. The audience will have fun when the language Wolof, a West African language, is introduced to them. Together, Turner and the audience will explore the language of African dance symbols. Dancing Stories explores African folklore and demonstrates ways that African stories can bring a community together. At the end of the presentation, audience members are invited to participate in playing music together as a community. The program is a well-rounded cultural experience focusing on the strength of art to inspire, unite and educate.

Dancing Stories by April C. Turner for Black History Month

About April C. Turner

Dancer/storyteller, April C. Turner lives in Charlotte, NC and also works as a film/TV actress. Ms. Turner has had supporting roles in the made for TV movies, Ditch Digger’s Daughters, The Perfect Daughter, Her Deadly Rival, Stephen ing’s The Night Flier, Trinity Goodheart and Texas Cadet Murders among several others. Her work as an African dancer and culturist has taken her to Gambia, Senegal, Brazil, Mexico and Canada. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, April C. Turner tours theatre productions, concerts and residencies to communities throughout the country–using performances as tools to facilitate cultural education, promote literacy and build community with the arts.

Guest Artist Series: Trineice Robinson-Martin

The “Friends of Music” presents Dr. Trineice Robinson-Martin, an accomplished performer, teacher, and scholar who has traveled and taught students from all over the world.

About Dr. Trineice Robinson-Martin

Dr. Trineice Robinson-Martin, creator of Soul Ingredients®, holds doctoral and master’s degrees from Teachers College Columbia University in music education with an emphasis in contemporary commercial music vocal pedagogy. In addition, Dr. Trineice holds master’s and bachelor degrees in jazz studies from Indiana University- Bloomington and San Jose State University, respectively, and is a certified instructor in the Somatic VoiceworkTM the Lovetri Method. Her published works are in the Journal of Singing; Teaching in the 21st Century Eds. Harrison & O’Bryan; and in the recently authored and upcoming publications of Voice Training for the Gospel Soloist, and So You Want to Sing Gospel, sponsored by the National Association of Teachers of Singing.

As an accomplished performer, teacher, and scholar, Dr. Robinson-Martin has traveled and taught students from all over the world and lectures nationally and internationally on a variety of Soul Ingredients® topics. Her performance experience spans a variety of musical styles, venues and settings: the intimacy of private parties and local clubs, the grand stages of musical arts centers and large music festivals, and international stages. She has performed with concert choirs and chorales, large and small jazz ensembles, Latin music ensembles, corporate bands, a POP orchestra, and R&B groups, including tours with international R&B recording group CHANGE and Standing in the Shadows of Motown Live.

Dr. Robinson-Martin currently teaches private voice lessons and is the director of the Princeton Jazz Vocal Collective Ensemble at Princeton University, and teaches private voice lessons at Rider University and in her private voice studio in New Jersey.

Fayetteville’s African American Heroes

Two Fayetteville State University professors present a look at the lives of six African-American men of distinction: Isaac Hammond, Omar Ibn Said, Lewis Leary, Hiram Revels, Charles Chesnutt and Dr. Ezekiel Ezra Smith. Part of the library’s Black History Month celebration.

Black History in Fayetteville

Fred Whitted, author of the books Fayetteville: Profiled in Black and Fayetteville and Profiled in Black – Volume Two, takes a look at Fayetteville’s key communities and discover little-known black history facts. Bordeaux Branch, Cumberland County Public Library and Information Center. Take a look at Fayetteville’s key communities and discover little-known black history facts, including looking at people who have made a difference in the state, national and international arenas.

Additional Info:

Adults and teens are welcome.

Registration is recommended.

Mr. Whitted’s books can be purchased at www.blackheritagereview.com; books can be signed at the program’s conclusion.

Bordeaux Branch

The Color of Courage

The original play, The Color of Courage, will be performed by Mitch Capel and Sonny Kelly at the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County.

Tour the Cumberland County African-American Heritage Trail

The Cumberland County’s African-American Heritage Trail provides a historical glimpse into the lives of African-Americans who resided in Cumberland County from the Revolutionary War era through the early 20th century.

www.VisitFayettevilleNC.com/culturalheritagetrails