Affirming Our City

March 10th – 5:00 pm Join us for an impactful evening featuring “Royalty” affirmation stories from residents sharing their experiences with urban gun violence and their efforts to break the cycle. In addition, we’ll raise awareness about the complexities of youth violence in Roanoke, with insights from

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The Mountaintop

  THE MOUNTAINTOP-A FICTIONAL DEPICTION OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING’S FINAL HOURS. Presented by Mill Mountain Theatre in collaboration with The Harrison Museum of African American Culture   THIS PRODUCTION CONTAINS LANGUAGE THAT MAY NOT BE APPROPRIATE FOR ALL AUDIENCES.   This Fringe production will be presented

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Hidden in Plain Site: Roanoke

  Let’s Explore HiPS: Roanoke Hidden In Plain Site: Roanoke is an exploration of overlooked sites that tell the story of the Black experience. Our goal is to inform and educate while changing how residents and visitors see and experience their city. Please select your preferred experience

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David Ramey: Gainsboro Road & Beyond

David Ramey: Gainsboro Road and Beyond SEP 01, 2023 – MAR 31, 2024 The Harrison Museum of African American Culture and the Taubman Museum of Art take great pride in jointly presenting the drawings and stories of Roanoke artist David Ramey (1939-2017) in the exhibition Gainsboro Road and Beyond. On view at

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2023 Henry Street Heritage Festival

About Henry Street Heritage Festival The 33rd Henry Street Heritage Festival presented by Truist, a community event presenting an array of diverse regional and national live entertainment, educational forums, and exposure to African-American heritage as expressed through the performing arts, crafts, cuisines, customs, merchandise, art, and children’s

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Frederick Douglass Speaks on American Democracy

Frederick Douglass Speaks on American Democracy

FREDERICK DOUGLASS SPEAKS ON AMERICAN DEMOCRACY July 11, 2023 | 5:30 pm Reception to Follow | $20 Donation  RESERVATION FORM BELOW Join Frederick Douglass (Nathan M. Richardson) for a conversation about the meaning of American Democracy in the words of former slave turned writer, orator and abolitionist

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T-shirt Design Contest

T-shirt Design Contest

  The Henry Street Heritage Festival Committee is proud to announce a t-shirt contest to celebrate the 33rd Festival!   THEME: “The Place to be for Gospel, Jazz, Soul and R&B!” Use this theme above as a launching point for your design. We’re looking for creativity and

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