Soul food, great entertainment, and a sense of freedom defined the African American-owned spaces that formed the backbone of the "Chitlin Circuit." A nationally known collection of performance venues, clubs, the Chitlin Circuit provided African American entertainers and audiences a place to perform, eat, and enjoy fellowship. Last February Da Loft event space in Kinston, N.C. hosted the Chitlin Circuit Vol. 3, an evening of food and music that celebrated the history of Chittlin Circuits in North Carolina.
This video features interviews with N.C. Heritage Awardees Bill Myers and Dick Knight, Da Loft owner Choci Gray, and Dr. Earl Ijames of the N.C. Museum of History.
Da Loft is located at 129 N. Queen Street, Kinston, N.C.