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The oldest African-American religious festival in the nation, the August Quarterly is an annual celebration to commemorate the founding of the Union Church of Africans, the first African American Church in Wilmington and in the United States. Today, people gather with family and friends to share this heritage with activities such as music, crafts, singing, preaching, stage performances, children’s events, fashion shows, storytelling, dramas, back-off, vendors, food, arts, African Clothing, books, tee-shirts, nationally known recording artists and more.


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