Past events and exhibits

The African-American Cultural, Arts & History Center remains grateful for the various support that it receives from the community at large, County Commissioners, City of Burlington, May Memorial Library, North Park Library, Elon University, and Alamance Community College.  Because of your support, Alamance County has an active organization, vital, historical center that is making the connection between Alamance County’s African-American past and present through educational and public programs, exhibits and special events. The Center’s collection supports telling the County’s African-American history from its inception to present day.

Soulful Sounds of History

We Speak Your Name

Wyatt Outlaw


February 10, 2018 

May Memorial Library 


"Soulful Sounds of History" celebrated the Famous Flames. The famouse flames topped the Billboard Charts in the 1960's and included two local legends, Bobby Bennett and J.C. Davis. 

March 9, 2018 

May Memorial Library


Alamance County is home to many phenomenal women who have made great strides in the community. On March 9th we had the privilege of honoring 50 of these woman.

April 5 - April 14, 2018 



In April we launched our Wyatt Outlaw Exhibit. He was the first African American to be elected to be Town Commissioner and Constable of the town of Graham. He was brutally murdered by the Klu Klux Klan in 1870. 

A Troubled Legacy

Men & Music

Gospel Legends


May 19, 2018 

Union Chapel Church of Christ 


During the integration of public schools in 1969, black students from Jordan Sellars were being sent to Williams High School. Soon after, riots broke out and Leon Mebane, a black student, was killed. His murder remains unsolved. On May 19th, we gathered to watch a documentary on these riots to commemorate Leon Mebane.


June 9, 2018 

Paramount Theater 


Alamance County is home to many distinguished men, we celebrated their accomplishments and honored them at our Men & Music Event


October 13, 2019

Paramount Theater


An afternoon of celebration and education of our local gospel artist.

2019 Gospel Legends


2018 Men & Music