AT&T Event to Showcase North Carolina Heritage


Diversity has long been an ingredient to Southeastern North Carolina’s economic and social fabric. So it’s fitting that a key regional business ally is celebrating the contribution of leaders from all racial backgrounds to the state’s history. AT&T Corporation, a strong supporter of North Carolina’s Southeast Partnership, will soon unveil “The Heritage Calendar: Celebrating the North Carolina African-American Experience.” The calendar is part of a history education project AT&T is leading that is designed to honor the diverse array of women and men who have made a lasting difference in the lives of North Carolinians. Complementing the printed calendar will be online resources and lesson plans crafted by teachers for use by students of all ages.

The company has organized a special event in Raleigh on the night of October 24th. “We will be unveiling the calendar and honoring the men and women featured in its pages,” says John Lyon, Wilmington-based regional director – external affairs at AT&T.  The event, open to the public, will take place at Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh’s Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts. “This will be an exciting and memorable evening as we pay tribute to an extraordinary group of people,” Lyon says. Admission to the event is free of charge, but tickets are required. To secure yours, send your RSVP to or call 919-835-1546.