Levine Museum Exhibit Explores How Camp Greene Shaped Charlotte

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Why This Matters: The Levine Museum of the New South exhibit “Splendid Service: Camp Greene & the Making of a New South City” explores the history of Charlotte’s World War I military camp and its impact on the Queen City. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager A turning point in Charlotte’s race to become the largest city …

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Making the Unseen Visible – Annabel Manning, 2017 ASC Creative Renewal Fellowship

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2017 ASC Creative Renewal Fellowship recipient Annabel Manning.
By Michael Solender Annabel Manning believes creating art has the power to provide voice to the voiceless and make visible those unseen. A self-described social practice artist, much of Manning’s work is done outside of formal studio space, in the field and with those on the margins of society. Manning creates her work using many …

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Five Ways to Celebrate National Arts & Humanities Month

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Why This Matters: National Arts & Humanities Month is a collective recognition of the importance of culture in America. Compiled by Bernie Petit Communications Manager Break out your party pants. This is the perfect month to celebrate arts and culture in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. October is National Arts & Humanities Month, a coast-to-coast collective recognition of the …

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Creating community together – Dr. Tom Hanchett, 2016 ASC Honors

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Dr. Tom Hanchett, author and former Levine Museum of the New South historian who also developed the Community Building Initiative’s bus tours that introduce participants to Charlotte’s historical racial landscape, is honored with the 2016 ASC Honors award for lifetime achievement in history.
Why This Matters: ASC recognizes that creative individuals and teachers enrich the cultural lives of everyone in our region and beyond through their work. By Michael Solender When Tom Hanchett arrived in Charlotte in the early ‘80s to work for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission his job was to study neighborhoods many saw as …

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Remembering Brooklyn

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Why this matters: The razing of the Brooklyn neighborhood, which impacted a generation of African-Americans in Charlotte, is an important part of the city’s history. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Not much is left of the predominately African-American Brooklyn neighborhood, which once stretched from East Trade to East Morehead streets in Charlotte’s Second Ward. Only …

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