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21st Annual African American Cultural Celebration

  • Dates: January 29, 2022
  • Venue: North Carolina Museum of History
  • Location: Downtown Raleigh
  • Address: 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Times: See website for times
  • Admission: Free


Join the kickoff to Black History Month at the North Carolina Museum of History! Enjoy videos and resources from the 20th African American Cultural Celebration, held virtually on January 30, 2021.

The theme Health and Healing will include a range of information about health disparities and about steps that African Americans can take to promote and preserve their health.

Would you like to be a part of AACC 2021? The North Carolina Museum of History and the NC African American Heritage Commission are requesting prospective presenters and performers apply for the 2022 African American Cultural Celebration (AACC). For over 20 years, the AACC has brought together community organizations, authors, artists, musicians, filmmakers, scholars, and more, around a central theme to highlight the contributions that African Americans, past and present, have made to North Carolina’s history and culture. The title and theme for the #AACC2022 are "Black People, Green Planet: Environmental Justice."