Meet the Heroes is an annual interactive Black History Event started by New Creation United Methodist Church. New Creation is an intentionally integrated and welcoming community found near Duke's campus at the Asbury United Methodist Church building. Meet the Heroes is meant to inspire youth to learn and be proud of the accomplishments of Black men and women throughout history. Each year a different set of Heroes will be portrayed by actors with a dedicated room for activities that children can participate in. Kids find inspiration through the words of the heroes and their own creativity.
We partnered with the Merck MMD Employee Resource Groups (Merck Interfaith Organization and League of Employees of African Descent) and the local non-profit Book Harvest to provide a one of a kind experience for children within the Durham community. Through the assistance of Volunteers from New Creation, Merck, NC State, and NC Central we will be able to provide a fun educational experience for the Durham Community. Special Thanks to Book Harvest for their support.