Black History Exhibit honors missionary | Arts & Culture
The Cabarrus County Public Library is celebrating Black History Month with an exhibit honoring the life and work of Mildred Florence Stevenson Harvey.
Having served as Branch manager of Mechanics and Farmers Bank. Harvey was the first African-American banker in Cabarrus County, a very non-traditional career for a Black woman of the times.
Harvey received numerous recognitions for her work in the A.M.E. Zion Church and community, including the Florence Randolph Memorial Award and the Distinguished Missionary Award.
The A.M.E. Zion Church Board of Bishops awarded Harvey with Outstanding Dedicated Service for her work on the Executive Board of the Women's Overseas Missionary Society.
Visitors can expect to see a collection of various documents and artifacts including pictures and clothing.
The display kicks off with a ribbon cutting ceremony in the Auditorium of the Cabarrus County Public Library's Concord Branch, located at 27 Union Street in Concord, Saturday February 23, at 3 p.m.
Admission is free and open to all ages.
For more information on the exhibit, call 704-920-2050.
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