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The annual Clarence E. Lightner Carolina Freedom Classic will visit Raleigh's RBC Center this Saturday. Created to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s contributions to the Civil Rights Movement, the festival was renamed for Clarence E. Lightner, the first African-American mayor of North Carolina. The collegiate basketball double header will feature the men's teams of four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's)--Fayetteville State University vs. Johnson C. Smith University, and St. Augustine's College vs. North Carolina Central University. In addition to the sporting events, a pre-game concert performance by regional and national gospel groups, including the MLK Jr. All-Children's Choir, will kick off the day of festivities. Other attractions include local jazz and R&B bands, Bernard Harris and Basses Covered, Freddy Greene aka Street Genie, a wide variety of vendors and exhibitors, a half-time tribute to Dr. King, and a Soul Food Cafe. Come out and enjoy a diverse, entertaining and educational event for the entire family! Saturday, Jan. 11, 3 p.m. (gospel concert 4 p.m.; tip-off 6 p.m.). RBC Center, 1400 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh. (888) 301-4102 or www.carolinafreedomclassic.com for additional details.
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