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Preserve the Heritage...Embrace the Experience!
Preserve the Heritage...
Embrace the Experience!


The Hayti Heritage Center and Souloworks/Andrea E. Woods Present

The 6 th Annual
wimmin@work 2023
A wimmin's herstory month celebration
at the Hayti Heritage Center
Join us for an afternoon of

thought provoking and spirit moving performance
Dance, Poetry, Music, Theater and More!
Beautiful wimmin-made items for sale in the
lobby market place at 2pm -show begins at 3pm


Calabasa Calabasa: Dancing and Making the Music of Life, Dorothy Clark, Sandra Dubose, Empower Dance, Lexy
Lockhart, Mabinti/Kemi Healing, Jasmine Powell, Linda Faye Riggins, and Nicole “Pinky” Thomas with Emcee/Poet
Kimberly Gaubault
at the Hayti Heritage Center
807 Old Fayetteville St
Durham, NC 27701
$10. Free for children under 12

wimmin@work is an interdisciplinary, intergenerational performance showcase celebrating wimmin’s herstory
month. Wimmin of all generations come together to acknowledge that we stand on the mighty and magnificent
shoulders of wimmin artists, educators, mentors, family and friends. Let’s celebrate and share our creative
endeavors in the way we do best, by being wimmin@work!
Co-produced by Hayti Heritage Center and SOULOWORKS/Andrea E. Woods


Speed Coaching Fair – Level up your career skills with OneTen

Where are you meant to be?

  • Paycheck to paycheck or paid vacation?
  • Working two jobs or building a career?

Are you a Black jobseeker without a four-year degree? OneTen is here to help you prepare for the job you deserve, and help you get to where you’re meant to be.

  • Resume and interview tips, social media profile building, learning in-demand skills, and more!
  • Learn about careers in hot fields like health sciences, tech and financial services
  • Get 1:1 advice from career experts
  • Food, entertainment and giveaways

OneTen helps Black job seekers without four-year degrees build in-demand skills and get well-paying, family-sustaining jobs.


In 2021 St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation received an award from the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation to support the longevity of African American historic sites.

With support from the AACHAF, work began at the Hayti Heritage Center in July to restore the stained-glass windows, some of which had begun to buckle; to repair casings around the windows; and to replace the outer protective panels on the windows.  We are thankful for the commitment made by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and for their support of the Hayti Heritage Center, a national historic treasure. We also thank Salem Glass for their work. Other restoration projects are planned to begin this year.  


So, how do you pronounce H-A-Y-T-I ? What are the Hayti Neighborhood’s connections to the island of Haiti? …to Black Wall St.? …to the city of Durham at large? These questions are answered while many more are raised in this 75-minute tour of Fayetteville St., the commercial center of Durham’s largest African American residential neighborhood. Stops include the neighborhood’s founding institutions: St. Joseph’s AME church, The Carolina Times, Stanford L. Warren Library and more! Stories include: Women of Hayti, Power of Black Churches and Urban Renewal. The tour begins and ends at the Hayti Heritage Center.

****By attending this tour, all participants assume full responsibility for the safety and well-being of themselves and minors accompanying them on the tour regardless of the weather conditions, and agree to hold harmless Whistle Stop Tours, its tour operators, St. Joseph’s Foundation Inc. Hayti Heritage Center, and its staff/personnel from any liability causing personal injury to any of the participants during this tour.





To minimize exposure to COVID-19 for patrons, artists, staff, and volunteers, the Hayti Heritage Center will be requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 48-hours of our indoor programming. Wearing face masks covering the nose and mouth as well as social distancing are required. The Hayti Heritage Center undergoes increased cleaning procedures before and after all performances, events, and activities.

We appreciate your patience as we navigate the current challenges posed by the surge in COVID19 cases, and particularly the Delta variant. Although our staff and board of directors look forward to reopening the Center for events and programs, our first priority remains the health and safety of staff, patrons, vendors, and the general public. 
Therefore, at this time, we will not accept rental applications for programs and events at Hayti. Unfortunately, current health and safety concerns outweigh our previous plans to reopen right after Labor Day.

We will continue to monitor updates and keep you informed of our plans moving forward. Our goal is to reopen as soon as possible, but safely!

Thank you.



The Hayti Heritage Center is looking to fill two positions. Please find the job descriptions attached.


Thank you to all those who have applied but the Programming Assistant Position has been filled.


Director of Development


What: Inside Studio Real: A Choreopoetic Sitcom
Created by Dasan Ahanu

This is the made up story, of creatives, hired to be cast members on a popular radio program, work together, and not complain about their paychecks. Find out what happens when people who don’t know we are watching start getting real. Inside Studio Real is a wild ride full of music, dance, song, and poetry all delivered in dramatic episodic absurdity. Actors are beloved for how they play their role, but wait until you see how much of a character they are when they are being themselves. Come see this cast bring the scripts they are presented with to life on the radio while filling the studio with their lives (and all that comes with it) during the process. Don’t be scared if you see a bit of yourself on stage, it’s all part of the show.

When: Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

Two Shows:
Doors 3pm | 4pm Show
Doors 6:30pm | 7:30pm Show

Where: Hayti Heritage Center

Cost: $15 in advance for tickets | $20 day of show

Tickets can be purchased online at www.blackpoetrytheatre.com or in cash at the Hayti Heritage Center box office

For more info contact: blackpoetrytheatre@gmail.com or 980-552-0107

This performance is made possible by the St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation/Hayti Heritage Center


Jambalaya Soul Slam on Saturday 1/19/19 at 8pm. It will be at the Hayti Heritage Center/St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation, Inc. in Durham. Our feature is Tongo Eisen-Martin, an amazing writer, award winning poet, and dope person. You don’t want to miss this. Check out some of his work at the link below…

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