Black History Month

See the line up of events for 2022 below. 

The Halle Art Gallery Exhibition featuring Charlton Cole

  • Show runs January 14th - March 1st
  • The Halle Cultural Arts Center
  • Reception: Friday, February 25th | 6:00 - 8:00 pm
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Cole is known for capturing the beauty in nature. His landscape paintings usually start with an image on paper or on location “En plein air”. With each painting, he uses an impressionistic technique to bring each piece to life. To Charlton, art is an expression of his personal feelings, the subject, or colors that inspire him and his materials and technique. Sharing his love of art using colors or whatever subject that inspires him to paint is his primary goal.

Apex Elementary/Apex Consolidated School Historic Marker Unveiling

  • Saturday, February 26th | 2:00 pm
  • Apex Elementary School (700 Tingen Road)

Join us for a public celebration and historic marker unveiling of the Apex Elementary / Apex Consolidated School on the Apex Elementary campus. The original Rosenwald school was build in 1931-1932 for $11,200 on the current site of Apex Elementary. Funding the school was a joint effort between the Julius Rosenwald fund, which provided $2,000, $7,000 in public funds from North Carolina, and $1,500 in contributions from the local African American community. A prominent Apex African American family, the Rev. James T. Baldwin family, donated the land. 

As the school grew by adding grades and through mergers with smaller schools, the school became known as Apex Consolidated. Apex Consolidated achieved full accreditation and nurtured African American students during the era of segregation until 1970, when the last class of African American students graduated and the Wake County school system integrated. Apex Consolidated alumni are still active in the community. This marker acknowledges the pride and accomplishments the alumni achieved, especially considering the limited funding during those years. The many successes Apex Elementary continues to achieve have their roots in this rich history.

Mike Wiley Productions Presents: Tired Souls: King and the Montgomery Bus Boycott 

  • Thursday, February 17th | 7:00 - 8:30 pm
  • The Halle Cultural Arts Center
  • Sold out!

Tired Souls opens in Montgomery, Alabama on December 1, 1955 – the day Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a city bus to a white man. Her determination was the catalyst that inspired Montgomery’s black citizens to abandon all travel on city buses until they were no longer forced to sit in the back or stand when a white person boarded. But there were others who came before Mrs. Parks and laid the groundwork for this pivotal moment. Tired Souls introduces audiences to Jo Ann Robinson, Claudette Colvin and others so instrumental in lighting a fire under the Civil Rights movement and changing the course of U.S. history forever.