Meet the 2016 ASC Honors recipients

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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 Dr. Tom Hanchett, 2016 ASC Honors award recipient for lifetime achievement in history. Creating community together                     Tyrone Jefferson,  …

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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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Four cultural turning points that shaped Charlotte-Mecklenburg

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By Bernie Petit Communications Specialist  Charlotte might be considered a young city, but its cultural roots run deep. It’s what makes October, or National Arts & Humanities Month, an ideal time to not only celebrate the arts and culture we enjoy locally, but to also explore the cultural past that laid the foundation for all …

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YDS Members Munch Through Plaza-Midwood

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Charlotte’s Plaza-Midwood neighborhood is famous for The Penguin, a hole-in-the-wall burger joint so good that it was featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. In June, the ASC’s Young Donor Society (YDS) checked out other noteworthy restaurants in the area on a food tour. Tom Hanchett, staff historian at the Levine Museum of …

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