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Cary African-American Celebration

Mar 4, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

22nd Annual Cary African-American Celebration

Friday-Saturday | March 3-4 | Free
The Cary Theater | 122 E. Chatham Street

Don’t miss Cary’s annual event celebrating the African-American experience. The 22nd African American Celebration scheduled for March 3-4 will focus on the life and journalism career of Cary citizen Cash Michaels. The event, entitled “A Special Tribute to Cash Michaels: Reflections of a Journalist’s Life,” will be held at The Cary Theater in downtown Cary and is sponsored by the Town of Cary and the Ujima Group, Inc.

Cash Michaels is an award-winning contributing writer for the Winston-Salem Chronicle and the Carolina Peacemaker in Greensboro. He is also a staff writer and award-winning columnist for the Wilmington Journal in Wilmington, and contributing writer for The Amsterdam News in New York. The 200-member National Newspaper Publishers Association also carries many of his stories. Locally, he is weekly commentator for Raleigh’s 680 WPTF-AM and, since January 2008 has served as a regular panelist on WRAL-TV’s “NC Spin,” the weekly public affairs program that airs statewide.

Friday, March 3

6pm       Public Reception

7pm       “The Role of Journalism in Social Activism”

Join us for a screening of excerpts from the documentary film work of Cash Michaels followed by a panel discussion.

Saturday, March 4

6pm       Public Reception

7pm       “The Invisible Line Between Journalism and Activism”

An evening featuring an intimate one-on-one interview with Cash Michaels about his life and career and a performance by jazz vocalist Eve Cornelious.

Events are free but tickets are required. Reserve tickets at thecarytheater.com.

Separate tickets are  needed for each night.

For more, visit The Cary Theater or call (919) 462-2051.


Mar 4, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm