Photo Credit: Old Salem (www.oldsalem.org) Built in 1823, the African Moravian Church (“Log Church”) was the only known structure in the immediate area constructed specifically as a place of worship for people of African descent, enslaved and free. The white Female Missionary Society of the Moravian Church in Salem financed the project, and African Americans [...]
Photo Credit: Salem Congregation (www.salemcongregation.org) When the African Log Church became too small, a larger brick church was built in 1861. Named St. Philips in 1914, it is the oldest standing African American church in North Carolina. It was from this pulpit of this brick church that on Sunday, May 21, 1865, a Union Calvary [...]
Part of a complex of historical structures and landmarks that make up the St. Phillips Center, the African American graveyard was called by several names in the Moravian records, including “Negro God’s Acre” before use of it was discontinued in 1859. Numerous archaeological excavations in the graveyard have located lost graves; however, no attempt has [...]
Formerly known as the Black Diaspora Film Festival, the Hayti Heritage Film Festival (HHFF) is proud to be celebrating its 15th year by showcasing the diverse works of and about people of African descent. In honoring this 15 year legacy, HHFF will expand into new territory. In addition to adding competition categories, the festival is stepping [...]
Celebrating its 13th year in 2007, the annual Black Diaspora Film Festival is wonderful way to celebrate African American in cinema. And you can’t beat the price — all the movies are FREE and open to the public. The 2007 theme: “AfricaNOW: Film Currents of a Continent.” Visit their official website website for more information.