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A Look Back: Charlotte and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 -- Part I

Jun. 30, 2014 / 4 Comments
July 2 marks the 50th anniversary of the historical Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Charlotte area played a huge role from the beginning. In this two-part series our Dr. Tom takes a look back on Charlotte's impact in the Civil Rights movement and the actions that lead to the passing of this landmark legislative bill.
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A Look Back: Charlotte and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 -- Part II

Jul. 02, 2014 / 81 Comments
A Look Back: Charlotte and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 -- Part II
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Ask an Artist!: View From The Other Side

Dec. 11, 2013 / 77 Comments
View from the Other Side features local artists' response to the previous exhibit, Network of Mutuality: 50 Years Post-Birmingham. The artists created pieces working within the topic of Civil Rights struggles in our region. Both exhibits are a part of the Museum's two-year series, Destination Freedom: Civil Rights Struggles Then and Now.
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Ask an Artist!: View From The Other Side

Dec. 05, 2013 / 112 Comments
View from the Other Side features local artists' response to the previous exhibit, Network of Mutuality: 50 Years Post-Birmingham. The artists created pieces working within the topic of Civil Rights struggles in our region. Both exhibits are a part of the Museum's two-year series, Destination Freedom: Civil Rights Struggles Then and Now.
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Ask an Artist!: View from the Other Side

Nov. 25, 2013 / 85 Comments
View from the Other Side features local artists' responses to the exhibit, Network of Mutuality: 50 Years Post-Birmingham. The artists submitted pieces related to the topic of Civil Rights struggles in our region. Both exhibits are presented as part of the Museum's two-year series, Destination Freedom: Civil Rights Struggles Then and Now. To bring deeper insights into the exhibit, we asked the artists to talk about their work and share what in history inspired them and what they hope guests gain from their art.
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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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Faces of Freedom Summer: The Photographs of Herbert Randall

Feb. 18, 2014 / 52 Comments
Faces of Freedom Summer, an exhibit featuring 102 photographs taken by Herbert Randall in Hattiesburg, Miss., opens this Saturday, February 22. These powerful images document the struggles and triumphs of Civil Rights activists and disenfranchised African-American voters during the summer of 1964.
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In the Exhibit | F.A. Clinton

Jun. 02, 2016 / 120 Comments
Walk through our Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers exhibit and one of the first pieces often noticed is the desk of Frederick Albert Clinton. F.A. Clinton appears in the black and white photo behind the desk as a no-nonsense, proud man. His story reveals why.
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Kinship and Conflict

Aug. 19, 2014 / 56 Comments
Levine Museum of the New South houses many exhibits that foster community connections. One of which, Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges is on view through Sept. 14, 2014. In the exhibit, it discusses the not widely known connection between several Jewish refugee professors who came to the U.S. during WWII and ended up teaching at Historically Black Colleges.
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The Story Behind the Exhibit: Cedars in the Pines:The Lebanese in North Carolina, 130 Years in History

Mar. 26, 2015 / 71 Comments
We had the opportunity to speak with Marjorie Stevens the Center’s Senior Researcher and Caroline Muglia head of Communications to discuss the history of the Lebanese in North Carolina and its role in the exhibit. Cedars in the Pines is on display now through August 9.
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The Story Behind the Exhibit: Cedars in the Pines:The Lebanese in North Carolina, 130 Years in History

Apr. 01, 2015 / 1 Comments
Part 2 of our story behind the Cedars in the Pines exhibit. We continue our Q&A with Marjorie Stevens the Center’s Senior Researcher and Caroline Muglia head of Communications.
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The Story Behind the Exhibit: No Roadmap: Integrating the Charlotte Medical Community 1951-1965

Feb. 26, 2015 / 66 Comments
In the early 1880s African Americans living in the South had limited access to professional medical care and facilities. Here is the story of the doctors who set to make changes.
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Using History and Media to Build Community

Mar. 07, 2016 / 76 Comments
With each exhibit, we consider how we can teach visitors something they never knew, how can we encourage them to become life-long learners and how can this inspire them to share their experience. ¡NUEVOlution! is our most ambitious and interactive exhibits to date. And the project as a whole expands on our vision of using history to build community.
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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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