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The Heritage Calendar honors men and women of all races who have contributed significantly to the lives and experiences of African Americans in the State. In addition to monthly honorees, the calendar also highlights dates of significance in North Carolina and nationally.

Dear Students, Educators and Friends,

Far more than dates or places, history is actually the story of people whose actions and achievements infuse dates and places with new significance while informing and inspiring generations.

“The Heritage Calendar: Celebrating the NC African-American Experience” project is designed to honor North Carolina history makers, men and women of all races who have contributed significantly to the lives and experiences of African-Americans in our state. The extraordinary individuals featured in the 2017 Edition represent achievements in many fields, including education, medicine, civil rights, community service, business, music and the media.  Some will likely be familiar to you, while others are unsung heroes. Yet all have played an invaluable role in weaving the rich tapestry of who we are as North Carolinians and our state is richer because of them.

We appreciate the continuing involvement and support of our community partners: The News & Observer, Capitol Broadcasting Company/WRAL-TV, Western Carolina University, the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, and PNC Bank.  The N.C. Department of Public Instruction has again developed unique educational resources which will allow teachers to utilize the printed or online versions of the 2017 Heritage Calendar in their classrooms.

Just as the Calendar reflects efforts to bring people together, AT&T is working hard to connect individuals and communities to opportunities through communications. We continue to invest aggressively in the newest technologies, such as mobile broadband and Internet Protocol (IP) systems, to deliver the products and services customers need today and in the future.

The individuals featured in the 2017 Edition of The Heritage Calendar are role models through their integrity, vision, and dedication to excellence. We are privileged to present their stories and hope you will find them as inspiring as we have.

Venessa Harrison
President, AT&T North Carolina

Venessa Harrison
President, AT&T North Carolina