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Faith & Harmony group photo laughing

Story and Photos by Aaron Greenhood

Guest writer, Aaron Greenhood traces North Carolina’s deep cultural roots by using place and community to introduce readers to Faith & Harmony, a family group raised in Greenville, NC who follows the Black gospel tradition. 

two men laughing; Photo by Cheryse Terry

Story by Kyesha Jennings

When Titus Heagins, a documentary photographer and educator, decided he wanted to give back, he had no idea that a visit to the Light Factory Photo Arts Center in May 2021 would be the catalyst for an impactful mentorship program that he would design and facilitate.

Alexis Pauline Gumbs headshot

Story by Kyesha Jennings

Following in the footsteps of Black feminist intellectuals such as Audre Lorde, Alice Walker, and Gwendolyn Brooks, Alexis Pauline Gumbs discusses being awarded a creative writing fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts. 

A North Carolina Historic Highway Marker. Text reads "Bennett College Methodist. Begun 1874; reorganized as woman's college, 1926. Named for Lyman Bennett of Troy, N.Y. Campus 2 bl. S."

North Carolina Arts Council

The National Endowment for the Arts announced its first round of recommended awards for the fiscal year 2022, totaling nearly $33.2 million, $540,000 of which was awarded to 28 North Carolina grant recipients.

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North Carolina Arts Council

Celebrate Black History Month with the North Carolina Arts Council as we recognize the achievements and influence of Black cultural workers and creatives throughout our state.