Event to celebrate release of book of local black history

Event to celebrate release of book  of local black history
February 09
00:00 2013

A book release event for “Winston-Salem’s African American Legacy,” a new book by Cheryl Streeter Harry, will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at Union Baptist Church, 1200 N. Trade St., at 6:30 p.m.

The book, the latest in the Images of America Series by Arcadia Publishing, is a pictorial history that boasts more than 200 vintage images and provides readers with a unique opportunity to reconnect with the history that shaped their community.

“Winston-Salem’s African American Legacy” showcases the significant contributions through the lens of the city’s historical cultural institutions.  From the 1800s through the 20th Century, images in the book reflect the social engagement of African Americans in Winston-Salem.

Harry is a cultural curator whose mission is to engage the community in the preservation and celebration of black heritage. She develops educational and outreach programming to spawn dialogue among people of all backgrounds and ethnicities.

Harry is the director of African American programming at Old Salem Museums & Gardens.  She is also the founder of Triad Cultural Arts, Inc., a non-profit organization that promotes the art and culture of black people through educational programming.

For more information about the book or release event, call 336-724-9305 or visit

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