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"Beginning of the New South" Program Feedback

Apr. 08, 2015 / 73 Comments
After hosting a program on Tuesday evening with Bertram Hayes-Davis, great-great grandson of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, and historian and scholar Dr. David Goldfield, we received a comment from one of the guests which prompted this blog post.
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10 Must Watch Black Documentaries

Feb. 04, 2015 / 52 Comments
PBS’ Black Culture Connection has compiled a great list of the “10 Must Watch Black History Documentaries" and we are screening one of the films on the list.
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A Creation of a Real-Time Response Museum Exhibit

Jan. 04, 2017 / 189 Comments
As first conceived, K(NO)W Justice K(NO)W Peace was a small, relatively straightforward exhibit. For the past five years, Alvin C. Jacobs, Jr. has documented protests throughout the country that have taken place in the wake of police-involved shootings. Under the direction of history professor Dr. Tiffany Packer, students at Johnson C. Smith University have gathered stories, objects, and photographs to tell the narratives of victims of those shootings.
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A Letter from Emily

Oct. 28, 2015 / 78 Comments
As we bid farewell to our president Emily Zimmern, we asked for some final words. As Levine Museum president for 20 years, Emily has experiences moments filled with memorable events and milestones, profound exhibits and programs, and many special guests. Emily reflects on her time at the Museum, what she's most proud of and what she's learned. Thank you Emily for 20 inspiring years!
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Are we a “New South” city?

Aug. 01, 2017 / 169 Comments
Levine Museum's Education Manager, Eric Scott, responds to Rabbi Judy Schindler's op-ed "Are We a New South?"
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Conexiones: Exchanges Across Cultures with Food

Jun. 10, 2015 / 62 Comments
This first installment of our summer series explores the many foods of Latin America with chefs and home cooks from several regions.
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Destination Freedom: A Look Back

May. 21, 2015 / 96 Comments
Last week marked the closing of our two-year series of programs and exhibits. Here is a look back at "Destination Freedom: Civil Rights Struggles Then and Now
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Emily's 8 Lessons Learned (1995-2015)

Oct. 29, 2015 / 183 Comments
Retiring president Emily Zimmern shares her 8 lessons learned during her time at Levine Museum and within the Charlotte nonprofit community. These 8 lessons were shared with guests of Emily's farewell party.
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Fall Brings New Things to Levine Museum of the New South

Oct. 05, 2017 / 135 Comments
Though it has been many (ok, many, many) years since my life was governed by the academic calendar, the fall still represents a time of beginnings for me. And this fall brings new things to Levine Museum of the New South.
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From the President, Kathryn Hill

Dec. 06, 2016 / 276 Comments
Having been on the job only about ninety days, I am still on a steep and fascinating learning curve and I am happily discovering new facets of this organization daily. But what I know unequivocally is that this is the hardest-working staff I’ve ever seen.
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Levine Museum CEO & Historian Present at Knight Foundation Conference

Mar. 03, 2017 / 251 Comments
Kathryn Kill and Brenda Tindal recently attended the Knight Foundation's Media Learning Seminar
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Practicing Empathy

Dec. 17, 2014 / 70 Comments
As a child, I used to believe that empathy required experiencing the exact same situation or conditions as another person in order to understand their experiences. However, Levine Museum has changed that perception.
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The Future of the Arts & Culture Sector

Jan. 31, 2017 / 450 Comments
No matter which side of the political aisle you sit on, these are dizzying and disorienting times, especially for cultural institutions. And museums may be in for a particularly rocky road.
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The Start of the New South

Apr. 09, 2015 / 52 Comments
On April 9, 1865, Robert E. Lee surrendered his Confederate Army at the Appomattox Courthouse. The Old South was dead, and, as we cite in our introductory video to the exhibit Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers, the New South was about to begin.
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We're Hosting Online Conversations Around Recent Events | Chaos or Community?

Jul. 13, 2016 / 113 Comments
In light of the tragic events in Orlando, Baton Rouge, St. Paul, and Dallas, we are reminded of Dr. Martin Luther King’s critical line of inquiry as he grappled with the demands of the civil rights movement: “Where do we go from here, chaos or community?” In challenging times such as these, community is where we find the best expression of ourselves and where we find strength. We choose community.
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Welcoming Week 2017: International House

Sep. 22, 2017 / 99 Comments
Learn more about International House and it's commitment to Charlotte's immigrant community.
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Youth Voices in Museum Design and Interactives

Jan. 07, 2015 / 53 Comments
Throughout the year we have interns work in several departments. Here is one intern's take on the Museum experience.
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¡NUEVOlution! The Team Behind the Exhibit - Darcie Fohrman

Nov. 18, 2015 / 113 Comments
Darcie Fohrman, ¡NUEVOlution! Exhibition Developer shares what makes an exhibit a success, working with Levine Museum again and challenges she faced while developing the exhibit.
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¡NUEVOlution! The Team Behind the Exhibit - Dr. Tom

Sep. 02, 2015 / 72 Comments
The team behind ¡NUEVOlution! Latinos and the New South share behind-the-scenes stories about the making of our most ambitious project to date.
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¡NUEVOlution! The Team Behind the Exhibit - Kamille Bostick

Sep. 09, 2015 / 133 Comments
Our ¡NUEVOlution! behind-the-scenes Q&A continues with Kamille Bostick, VP of Education.
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¡NUEVOlution! The Team Behind the Exhibit - Oliver Merino

Sep. 16, 2015 / 68 Comments
Oliver Merino, Latino New South Coordinator discusses his experience working on ¡NUEVOlution! and what he is most looking forward to in the exhibit.
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