RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The new 2018 Edition of The Heritage Calendar: Celebrating the North Carolina African-American Experience is now available, AT&T* announced today.
The publication highlights individuals from across the state who have made a lasting impact in North Carolina and across the country.
“The fabric of North Carolina is woven from the experiences, dreams, and accomplishments of many extraordinary people,” said Venessa Harrison, president of AT&T North Carolina. “We are excited about the opportunity to recognize the men and women featured in the 2018 calendar. It is a privilege to help preserve and share the stories of how these people have made a lasting difference in our state.”
As with previous editions, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) convened a team of educators to prepare lesson plans based upon the lives of the honorees. This material will be available online as a resource for teachers across the state.
“From our earliest days, North Carolina has been a land marked by diversity and rich in opportunity for those who work hard in pursuit of their dreams,” said Mark Johnson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction. “The curriculum material brings that history into focus and projects it into the future for students. I am proud of the professional educators who developed their materials and appreciate their ongoing commitment to helping students learn and succeed.”
Coming from across North Carolina, the Class of 2018 represents a wide variety of fields, including education, medicine, law, athletics, the performing arts, and community service.
The individuals spotlighted in the 2018 Heritage Calendar are:
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, the College of Arts and Sciences at Western Carolina University, PNC Bank, The News & Observer, Capitol Broadcasting Company/WRAL-TV and Sheraton Raleigh Hotel serve as primary supporters on The Heritage Calendar project.
Images of the 2018 honorees, in high- and low-resolution formats, as well as the published bios, may be downloaded from https://ncheritagecalendar.com/2018-honorees/
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