National Black Theater Festival, Winston-Salem

National Black Theater Festival in Winston-Salem; credit Visit Winston-Salem

Winston-Salem

Given all the beachfront resort activity, it’s easy to overlook Winston-Salem black heritage sites that began centuries ago as a plantation and black seaside community.

Heritage Sites
Old Salem has a nearly 200-year-old African Moravian Church that provided religious and civil comfort to our ancestors.

Cultural Sites
WSSU seems like the heart of black culture in these parts. and for good reason.

Restaurants
Though Zoe’s Kitchen is gone, Forsyth Seafood and Sweet Potatoes continue their taste-pleasing mission in Winston-Salem.

Family Attractions
The Science Museum and Children’s Museum merged to form a stronger Kaleideum museum with bigger plans to come.

The Arts
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company built a large country house that today is home to a cantilevered gallery of fine American Art and more.

General Attractions
This city of rolling hills is reinventing Downtown with new cafes, brew pubs, galleries, public art and more attractions.

Shops
Though black shops and bookstores exist, Winston-Salem needs more, much more.

Trivia
Maya Angela was among the 100,000 African-Americans residents of this growing metro area.

Events
If you only visit once, make it during the bi-annual National Black Theater Festival.



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