Day of Remembrance

Day of Remembrance-2015

In observance of the 60th Anniversary of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Triad Cultural Arts and Democracy North Carolina will sponsor a Day of Remembrance on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 6:30 pm at Union Baptist Church. Honorary hosts for the event are Larry Womble, former NC state Senator, Bishop Sir Walter Mack, Jr., and Dr. John Mendez. Dr. Carlton Eversley will serve as anniversary leader. Parents are encouraged to bring youth to learn more about African American history within the broader context of American history.

Included in the commemoration are other Civil Rights events that have a milestone anniversary in this year. Representatives from correlating organizations will give a historical overview of the event and relate it to contemporary experiences. The events and presenters are as follows:
• 150th Anniversary of Ending Slavery – Cheryl Harry, Old Salem Museums & Gardens
• 65th Anniversary of WAAA Radio — Mütter Evans, Past WAAA Owner and Founder of the ML King Noon Hour Commemoration Celebration
• 60th Anniversary of Death of Emmett Till – Dr. Felecia Piggott Long, Educator and Historian
• 60th Anniversary of Montgomery Bus Boycott – Ike Howard, Winston-Salem NAACP 55th Anniversary of Sit–in Movement & Founding of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) – Larry Womble, Former NC State Senator
• 50th Anniversary of Death of Malcolm X – Min. Effrainguan Muhammad, Nation of Islam
• 50th Anniversary of Selma to Montgomery March – Bishop Todd Fulton, Minister’s Conference of Winston-Salem and Vicinity
• 50th Anniversary of Lawrence Joel Medal of Honor – Cmdr. Corinthian Fields, NABVETS
• 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act – Linda Sutton, Democracy North Carolina
Representatives from the Pan Hellenic Council will light a candle in honor of the individuals who participated in each momentous event.

Union Baptist church is located at 1200 N. Trade Street. The pastor is Bishop Sir Walter Mack, Jr.

African American Sight Seeing Tours

collage2Get your group together and book a guided tour tailored to your interests. Great for school groups, family reunions, or anyone who wants to get to know the Triad’s African American Legacy – or to get to know it better – this tour will take you off the beaten path into the neighborhoods of Winston-Salem, Greensboro and High Point..  See touchstones of the African American experience through key sites such as:

Winston-Salem – St. Philips Heritage Center in Old Salem Museums & Gardens is comprised of the  reconstructed the1823 African log church, the 1861 brick church where the ending of slavery was announced and the African American Graveyard, Stranger’s Graveyard and the Path to Happy Hill Overlook. Sit in the pews where enslaved people heard that slavery had ended, view sculpture and artwork and engage in interactive activities; Winston-Salem State University, George Black Brickyard and House, New Winston Museum, Delta Arts Center, historic churches, schools, homes and more!

Greensboro – The International Civil Rights Museum is an archival center, collecting museum and teaching facility devoted to the international struggle for civil and human rights. The Museum celebrates the nonviolent protests of the 1960 Greensboro sit-ins that served as a catalyst in the civil rights movement.

High Point – The Rosetta C. Baldwin Museum celebrates the remarkable contributions of African-Americans to the development of the city of High Point.  Visit an 8 ft, bronze statue of great jazz musician and composer, John Coltrane.  Drive by Washington Street District which includes his home and the High Point Normal and Industrial Institute (now William Penn) founded by a local Quaker.

Types of tours – Our tours are custom designed to be affordable, educational and inspiring!

Full Service Tour – We provide the transportation AND an experienced and knowledgeable Historical Tour Guide!

Step On Bus Tour –  You provide the transportation – We provide an experienced and knowledgeable Historical Tour Guide!

For More information to tailor a tour for your group: or 336-336-757-8556

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