Living Legacy Lecture Series

About Living Legacy

This year-long initiative is dedicated to exploring the contributions of African Americans to the cultural, social, and economic fabric of Winston Salem and beyond.

Our second event will take place on Friday, April 26th, and is a part of a year-long series.

Event Details

In this next chapter of our African American History lecture series, join us for our latest Living Legacy Lecture, African-Americans and Early Salem.  This lecture will be held on Friday, April 26th, and will center on the role African-Americans played in the establishment of Salem as well as the Moravians’ perspective on the growing use of enslaved labor. From the goals of Wachovia’s early Moravian church to the key players involved in Salem’s human trafficking, join historic interpreter Sharon Hart for a discussion about the folks who laid the foundation for Winston-Salem and the people exploited to do so.

The lectures will begin at 6:30 PM and any visitors who show an Old Salem ticket from that day’s visit will receive free entry. For others, while free and open to the public, there will be a suggested $10 donation at the door.

About Our Speaker: Sharon Hart

Sharan Hart is the Lead Interpreter for the Vogler House at Old Salem and has worked as Lead Interpreter at the St. Philip’s Brick Church. Her specialties of interpretation include the education of African Americans in historical Salem and the rise of industrial slavery within the context of Wachovia.

Join Us

We invite you to join us in celebrating Black History this month and every month. Together, let us honor the enduring legacy of African Americans and their invaluable contributions to our community. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, an art aficionado, or simply curious about the stories that shape our world, there’s something for everyone at Old Salem.

Interested in learning more about our Living Legacy program or getting involved in our mission to preserve and share African American history? We welcome volunteers, sponsors, and community partners to join us in this meaningful endeavor. Contact us today to learn how you can make a difference.