History exhibit opens in Winston-Salem just in time for Black History Month

The city of Winston-Salem has a new way for you to commemorate Black History Month.

“We Built This” will be an exhibit to highlight Black builders and craftspeople in North Carolina. It opens at Union Station, on 300 South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on Friday, Feb. 2, from noon to 4 p.m. There will also be a program at 2 p.m.

There will be stories of the people who designed historic sites, such as internationally known brickmaker George Black.

After Friday, the traveling exhibit will move to the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Farmers Market at 2532 Farmers Market Way in Winston-Salem. There, it will be open from 6 a.m. to noon on Feb. 10, 17, and 24.

In March, the exhibit moves to the C.G. O’Kelly Library on the campus of Winston-Salem State University.

The Historic Resources Commission, the African American Heritage Initiative, and Winston-Salem State University are sponsoring it.

This is just the start of several ways the city of Winston-Salem is helping sponsor Black History Month events.

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