African American Heritage News Explore North Carolina African American heritage news from around the state and across the country! AAHC Commissioner Appointed to Nasher Museum Role Dr. Tamara Holmes Brothers, an NC African American Heritage Commissioner, was recently appointed to a new role at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University: Director of Development. More about the appointment. Congratulations, Dr. Brothers! NC African American Heritage News Update on the Nina Simone Birthplace in Tryon, North Carolina (The New York Times) George Moses Horton's "Lost" Essay (The New York Times) Rhiannon Giddens is a "Genius!" (The News & Observer) The Slave Dwelling Project comes to North Carolina (The Charlotte Observer) Snow Hill's Rapsody Nominated for a Grammy (The News & Observer) How did Pauli Murray Respond to Controversy at Yale University? (The New York Times) Funding Secured for Jacob Lawrence Exhibition at Black Mountain College (via Black Mountain College) Nina Simone's "Rocking" Nomination (Rolling Stone) Governor Roy Cooer Proclaims February as Black History Month: Preserving African American History and Culture (State of North Carolina) In Memoriam: Chapel Hill's Mama Dip (The New York Times) In Memoriam: Dovey Johnson Roundtree (The New York Times) Michelle Lanier Named Director of NC Division of State Historic Sites & Properties (NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources) Nina Simone's Childhood Home is a "Treasure" (The New York Times) Jaki Shelton Green Appointed NC Poet Laureate (The News & Observer) Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School Awarded National Funding (National Trust for Historic Preservation) Remembering Ernie Barnes at the NC Museum of History (CBS Sports) AAHC Receives funding for IMLS Research Project (NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources) Come across an article, or have news to share? Let us know!