TRIANGLE FRIENDS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTS PRESENTS
DIMENSIONS OF BLACK: THE FOUNDING FATHERS OF HAYTI
The mission of the Triangle Friends of African American Arts is to increase awareness of African American arts and culture. 2019 is the 150th anniversary of Durham and there will be a number of special events throughout the city. We decided to present an event to celebrate the contributions of the historic African American community in Durham.
The Hayti community in Durham, NC was once known as America’s “capital of the black middle class”. Hayti’s spirit of "self-help" was inspired by the founders of NC Mutual Life Insurance and led to the creation of 200 African American businesses, a library, hospital and university. Featuring a mix of poetry, music and drama, this production will be presented at the former St. Joseph’s AME Church where the story of Hayti began.
November 9, 2019 at 7:30pm
Triangle Friends of African American Arts “Dimensions of Black: The Founding Fathers of Hayti” project is fiscally sponsored by VAE Raleigh, a 501(c)3 non-profit creativity incubator. All donations are tax-deductible.