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February 24, 2024
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Martin Luther King Jr. Center

313 Greenhaven Dr NW
Lenoir, NC 28645
Black History Month
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Black History Month Movie Night

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Black History Month celebrations continue in Lenoir with a free showing of The Color Purple (2023) at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center.

Movie Night

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024 @ 4:00 pm | Featuring "The Color Purple (2023)." A story of love and resilience based on the novel and the Broadway musical, THE COLOR PURPLE is a decades-spanning tale of one woman's journey to independence. Celie faces many hardships in her life, but ultimately finds extraordinary strength and hope in the unbreakable bonds of sisterhood. The movie is rated PG-13. Children 13 years old and under MUST be accompanied by parent(s).

Movie poster for The Color Purple (2023)

Essay Contest / Quiz Bowl Competition

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024 @ 6:00 pm | Come watch local students show off their knowledge and writing skills during the Black History Month Essay Contest & Quiz Bowl at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center.

Students from Gamewell and William Lenoir middle schools compete in the Quiz Bowl in 2023

Teams from Gamewell Middle School and William Lenoir Middle School compete in the Black History Month Quiz Bowl in 2023.

Blood Drive

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024 from 2:00 to 6:30 PM | The City will close out Black History Month with an American Red Cross Blood Drive. Give back to your community by donating blood in support of Black History Month. Everyone who is able to give blood will get a $40 Amazon gift card online.

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