National Black History Month is observed every February to celebrate African Americans' many achievements and contributions to our economic, spiritual, cultural, and political development.
Mayor Blake Massengill issued a proclamation encouraging citizens to celebrate Fuquay-Varina’s diverse heritage and culture during Black History Month.
The Town of Fuquay-Varina released a video series called Fuquay-Varina Firsts: Celebrating Black History, intended to inform, educate, and raise awareness of African American achievements in our Town. Through storytelling, it celebrates the impact of Fuquay-Varina’s pioneering African American community leaders.
Introducing Fuquay-Varina Firsts: Celebrating Black History
Forrest Newkirk: First Black Volunteer Firefighter in Fuquay-Varina
James Brown: First Black Police Officer in Fuquay-Varina
Fuquay Consolidated High School
William Freeman: First Black Elected Official in Fuquay-Varina
New Providence Missionary Baptist Church: First Black Church in Fuquay-Varina
Trice Funeral Home: Longest-Running Black-Owned Business in Fuquay-Varina