African-American Heritage Festival


  • Saturday, Feb. 9 — Lecture, “The McNeill Story” presented by Desi L. Campbell, 1 p.m., Dunn Area Museum.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 12 — Video presentation, “The Harnett County African-American Experience,” 6 to 7:30 p.m., Harnett County Public Library.
  • Thursday, Feb. 14 — Wilkins Cemetery Fundraiser, 5 to 8 p.m., Zaxby’s, Erwin.
  • Saturday, Feb. 16 — Harnett County 100 Voice Youth Mass Choir rehersal hosted by the Campbell University Gospel Choir, 11 a.m. to noon, Campbell University Carter Gym. Grand Festival featuring book releases by Peggy Jane Holliday Robinson, Nelson Smith and Desi L. Campbell; genealogy reveals by Paul Stewart, Harnett County; Reginald Moore, Pender/Duplin County; Joyce Martin, Charlotte; William H. Murchison, Harnett County; special guest descendant of Nelson Holder Ritchie (the son of a slave and slave owner) the son of the daughter of Joe and Jennie McLean, Denna Hill, Salt Lake City, Utah; special guest speaker Sherrri Camp, African-American Genealogical Historical Society immediate past president, Wichita, Kan.; noon to 6 p.m., Carter Gym.
  • Sunday, Feb. 17 — Gospel Fest featuring Harnett County 100 Voice Adult and Youth Mass Choir with special guest recording artist Patrick Love, Charlotte; 3 p.m., Mount Pisgah Harnett FWB Church.
  • Monday, Feb. 18 — Round table discussions on police community relations hosted by Jaden Grimes, Campbell University Student ACTION, 6 to 7 p.m., Harnett County Library.
  • Thursday, Feb. 21 — Black History Program, Dunn Police Athletic League After-School Program, 6 p.m. Police Athletic League Gym, Dunn.
  • Saturday, Feb. 23 — Panel discussion “Let’s Talk” featuring Harnett County residents, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Coats Museum.
  • Sunday, Feb. 24 — Campbell University Black Student Association Black History Banquet, Desi L. Campbell, speaker.
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