Wilson’s World: Previewing the African-American Heritage Festival at the Charlotte Museum of History

The African-American Heritage Festival will be held at the Charlotte Museum of History on Saturday, February 29th.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – As part of Black History Month the Charlotte Museum of History will be holding their African-American Heritage Festival on February 29th.  Wilson was at the museum to give us a preview of the upcoming event.

Jett Edwards, gospel singer and educator from Kings Mountain who is now in Japan had some fun with Wilson when he talked about how his singing connects with education.  Jett will be at the event on the 29th to talk about the origins of African American music.  Later Wilson got his hands in the paint as he created his landscape masterpiece.

The event will celebrate over 250 years of African American history and culture in Charlotte. Learn more about the African roots of Southern foods; tour the 1774 Alexander homesite through the eyes of Bet, one of the enslaved people who lived and worked on the property; listen to African and African American music; and more. Spend the day exploring arts, music, dance, fashion, storytelling, and learn about everyday people who have accomplished extraordinary things.

The free event kicks off at 11am on Saturday, February 29th at the Charlotte Museum of History located at 3500 Shamrock Drive in Charlotte.  More information can be found HERE.

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