GREENVILLE, NC- On behalf of the African America Cultural Trail of Greenville-Pitt County Planning & Advisory Committee, the Greenville-Pitt County Convention & Visitors Bureau (Visit Greenville, NC) is pleased to announce the African American Cultural Trail of Greenville-Pitt County Launch Celebration will be held on Wednesday, October 27 from 4pm – 4:30pm at the Sycamore Hill Gateway Plaza Memorial at the Greenville Town Common located at 201 W First Street in Greenville.
The African American Cultural Trail of Greenville-Pitt County was created to celebrate the rich history and recognize the many contributions that African Americans have made to the growth and development of our city and county. The trail allows you to experience the lives, stories, and history of our early black educators, medical professionals, cultural leaders and residents starting at the beautiful Sycamore Hill Gateway Plaza, where Israel and Annie Adams established the Sycamore Hill Baptist Church in 1865, to the former Downtown neighborhood before urban renewal, and where the first African American hospital stood in downtown, to the social and entertainment center of Greenville’s African American community referred to as “The Block,” and more. This trail is an ongoing project as additional content and potential stops will continue to be researched and added across Greenville and Pitt County.
AACT Launch Celebration Program:
- Welcome- Andrew Schmidt, President & CEO of Visit Greenville, NC
- Invocation- Reverend James Alexander, Sycamore Hill Baptist Church
- Community Remarks from:
Mayor PJ Connelly, City of Greenville, NC
Ann Floyd Huggins, Pitt County Commissioner
Kyma Lassiter, African American Heritage Commission
Jermaine McNair, NC Civil
Diane Taylor, Pitt-Greenville Convention & Visitors Authority Chair
- Closing- Andrew Schmidt, Visit Greenville, NC
“I am beyond excited to have our African American Cultural Trail launch this month,” stated Andrew Schmidt, President & CEO of Visit Greenville, NC and AACT Chair. “The trail is a wonderful celebration of African American contributions to Greenville-Pitt County, and adds a unique cultural amenity to our destination for both residents and visitors to experience.”
Attendance to this event is open to the public, however seating is limited.
If you require seating, please contact the Greenville-Pitt County Convention & Visitors Bureau at firstname.lastname@example.org or (252) 329-4200 to reserve.