The Wayne County Public Library will be celebrating Black History Month this year with a variety of programming throughout February. Library locations may also have additional-in person activities or “take and make” kits. Please call your local branch to find out more!
Black History Month with the Winn Family
Steele Memorial Library | February 3 @ 5:30 PM
Carmen Cauthen will be presenting on the Winn Family, a prominent African-American family that helped establish the town of Mount Olive. Please call 919-299-8105 ext. 2 to register.
Documentary Tuesdays: Black History Month
Virtual Event | Feb 1, 8, 15, 22
Feb 1 @ 6:00PM | 13th
Feb 8 @ 5:30PM | Boss: the Black experience in Business
Feb 15 @ 6:00PM | Tell them we are rising: The story of Historically black colleges and Universities
Feb 22 @ 6:00 PM | Through a Lens Darkly
Please call 919-735-1824 to register. A link to the programs will be sent via email.
“Nothing Could Swerve Him” The Extraordinary Life of Napoleon Hagans
Virtual Event | February 10 @ 6:00PM
Lisa Y. Henderson presents on the life and times of Napoleon Hagans, a free man of color who rose to prominence in the Eureka and Fremont communities. Register at: https://forms.gle/jwhzzpCCakVpRVaGA.
Remembering South James Street: A Historical Presentation and Community Conversation
Virtual Event | February 24 @ 6:00PM
Local History Assistant, Paul Saylors, will present research on African-American businesses in Goldsboro: South James Street. This presentation will address sources used to conduct this research, the businesses that existed in a particular time period, changes over time, and the silences in the archival record as they relate to African-American history. Register at: https://forms.gle/yqgMbE1eKMLXCfceA.