& Cultural Center, Inc.
KAA-MaCC Civic Series
The Kannapolis African-American Museum and Cultural Center (KAA-MaCC), Inc. launched its first Civic Series in support of community outreach efforts to enhance and encourage public learning programs about African American history in Cabarrus and Rowan County, North Carolina. Also, the Civic Series will help to raise the public’s consciousness by sharing special exhibitions that celebrate contributions, achievements, and experiences of African Americans locally and afar.
The first program in the KAA-MaCC Civic Series is an exhibition and forum. Produced by Lance Wheeler, a UNC-Greensboro student, the exhibition presented “Remembering George Washington Carver High School.” The purpose of the exhibition is to show the significance of preserving local history and to provide greater public understanding and appreciation of the world of African Americans in Cabarrus and Rowan County, North Carolina. The exhibition explores history, lessons, and shared stories that impacted George Washington Carver High School (G. W. Carver).
The “Remembering George Washington Carver High School” exhibit is comprised of five retractable banners. KAA-MaCC plans to take the banners throughout Cabarrus and Rowan County, North Carolina and other areas of the United States to present a historical perspective of G. W. Carver. This exhibition will serve as an educational tool for a diverse public of varied ages, backgrounds, and knowledge.
The venue for the exhibition and forum was the Kannapolis Intermediate School Gymnasium, located at 525 East “C” Street, on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. A reception followed the event.