Held annually, a series of programs and events are presented to educate area residents and visitors to the Triad about JUNETEENTH, the oldest known celebration marking the end of slavery in the United States
Cultural and Historical Preservation
The Shotgun House Project and Celebrating Our Colored Elementary Schools are initiatives planned to preserve Winston-Salem's African American history. The shotgun houses will be relocated in the Happy Hill community and serve as a living history museum.
Kwanzaa is a week-long African American cultural celebration. Kwanzaa, which means "first fruits of the harvest" in the African language Kiswahili, is a unique African American celebration with focus on the traditional African values of: family, community responsibility, commerce, and self-improvement.