Shaw University, Raleigh Cultural Sites

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Raleigh Cultural Sites

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St. Augustine’s College

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Gardens
DESCRIPTION: A colorful variety of trees and flowers encircle a life-sized bronze statue of Dr King; a 12-ton granite water monument honors other notable pioneers in the civil rights movement; one of the few public parks in the United States devoted to the civil rights movement
ADDRESS: Rock Quarry Road at Martin Luther King Blvd, Raleigh, NC MAP
PHONE: 919-834-6264

African American Cultural Complex
DESCRIPTION: Founded by EB and Juanita Palmer, this eye-catching museum and cultural center should not be missed. Created by African Americans who have contributed to the development and improvement of North Carolina. Innovations in science, business, politics, medicine, sports and the arts are in the exhibit. Recently featured a play about Joseph Cinque of Amsted fame. A replica of the slave ship “Amistad” and an outdoor pageant are planned.
DAYS & HOURS: daily
ADDRESS: 119 Sunnybrook Road, Raleigh, NC MAP
PHONE: 919-212-3598
PHONE: http://www.aaccmuseum.org (website issues)

North Carolina Belongs to Children Mural
DESCRIPTION: John Thomas Biggers created this mural in 1994; it uses quilt-like patterns to represent the state’s vast diversity from the mountains to the sea; the work contains 12 of the state’s symbols
ADDRESS: 16 West Jones Street, side of Legislative Building, Raleigh, NC MAP

Harris Barber College
DESCRIPTION: Founded by Samuel Harris in 1930 to train barbers, it was originally located on the ground floor of the Lightner Arcade on Hargett Street even today school remains a training to male and female barbers
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Fri 8:30a-5p; Sat 8a-12p
ADDRESS: 803 South Blount Street, Raleigh, NC MAP
PHONE: 919-834-3134
PHONE: http://www.hbccollege.com

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