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2018 KAA-MaCC Black History Celebration

Community Event

The Kannapolis African-American Museum and Cultural Center, Inc. (KAA-MaCC) will observe and celebrate Black History on Saturday, June 23, 2018. Using the theme "Continuing the Quest for History Untold," the program will focus on African-American Businesses: Then & Now. In 22 days, KAA-MaCC will welcome families, friends, and children at the Bethel Baptist Church Enrichment Center to present information on past African-American businesses in ALL areas of Cabarrus County and in southern Rowan County. Phase 1 of the celebration will highlight collections, genealogical research, and African-American entrepreneurship. Speakers include Leslie Kesler (Cabarrus County Public Library), Lisa Brown (Independent Historian/Member of Shankle & Scott Family), & Stephen & Steve Shipp (Shipp's Fire Extinguisher Sales & Service). Memorial Tributes will be made to KAA-MaCC's 2016 Legacy Hall of Fame Inductees: George C. Knox and Milton L. Taylor and KAA-MaCC Inaugural Board Member, Ruth M. Curry. Plan-A-Way will entertain children with face painting and balloons, and Black History Activity Books will be available for children in attendance. Adults can get their shop on at KAA-MaCC's Vendors Alley. Don't forget to capture the moment using the KAA-MaCC's "Selfie-Frame". Also, refreshments will be available at the reception following the program. The Black History Program will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the Enrichment Center of Bethel Baptist Church, located at 1209 Opal Street, Kannapolis, North Carolina. The event is FREE and OPEN to the public. African attire is welcomed. Bring your family, friends, and children for an afternoon of fun. For more information about program highlights and vendor information, please email ( or call us at 704.925.1314.