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Aycock Birthplace plans Black History Month programs

Posted 2/10/20

FREMONT — Music and dance will resonate at the Gov. Charles B. Aycock Birthplace State Historic Site during a free program celebrating Black History Month from 2:30-4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. …

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Aycock Birthplace plans Black History Month programs

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FREMONT — Music and dance will resonate at the Gov. Charles B. Aycock Birthplace State Historic Site during a free program celebrating Black History Month from 2:30-4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22.

Artist April C. Turner will lead an interactive performance celebrating African American culture. The free program will include site tours and a presentation on groundbreaking African American legislator George White.

The program starts with the presentation “The Life and Times of George H. White” by historic site interpreter Tyler Mink. White was the only African American in the U.S. Congress in 1897. Mink will highlight his political career, influence on late 19th century North Carolina and his place in the broader African American experience.

Turner, of Life as Art Productions, will perform the program, “African Storytelling and Dance.” She will use traditional African storytelling, song and dance to affirm concepts such as “integrity” and “perseverance.”

Visitors can take tours of the site with costumed interpreters, who will focus on the African American experience at the Charles B. Aycock Birthplace, a turn-of-the-20th-century farm.

For more information, call 919-242-5581 or email aycock@ncdcr.gov.

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