With more than century's worth of achievements, the Charlotte area YWCA has a powerful story to tell. A new panel exhibit now on display at Levine Museum shares this story.
We Are depicts the YWCA's 112-year history in Charlotte, highlighting its pioneering work on women's rights and racial equality. Visitors will discover the early support for women working in textile mills as well as the organiization's leadership in helping smooth the path for integration.The exhibit also examines more recent YWCA initiatives such as Women in Transition, Families Together and Youth Programs.
The exhibit was created by Natalie Blakeney, Daniel Freeman, Sarah Paris, Alicia Prescott, Donna Rogers, Ben Smith, Andrea-Smith Jones and Scott Thomas as part of their experience in the Leadership Charlotte program.