Lecture 2: January 2022
Afrikan Women in the Wachovia Tract
Cheryl Harry will present recent research on Phoebe, Nancy, Rose and other enslaved African women who could have used the Moravian Church as agency to escape racial injustice. A combination lecture and vigil, this virtual presentation seeks to honor the lives and legacies of the enslaved women of the Wachovia Tract.
Cheryl Harry is a cultural curator whose mission is engaging the community in the preservation and celebration of black heritage. She is the founding director of Triad Cultural Arts, Inc., an organization dedicated to presenting programming that contributes to a culturally competent community. Their signature event is the annual Juneteenth Celebration, which commemorates a milestone in America’s history –the abolishment of slavery.
For over twenty years, Cheryl Harry has used her broad-based experience to positively impact the lives of others. From grassroots organizations to national non-profits, she has worked with such prestigious organizations as the Maya Angelou Research Center, The Arts Council, The YMCA, Winston-Salem State University, The National Black Theatre Festival, The Urban League, and the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation.
Cheryl is a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina and a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University. She is the author of, Winston-Salem’s African American Legacy, which highlights significant contributions of local Black citizens through the lens of the city's historical cultural institutions.