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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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Who's in the Room?

Oct. 23, 2014 / 74 Comments
While interning for the Education Department at Levine Museum of the New South this summer, I've heard community members time and again comment, “Now, the Levine Museum does history the right way.” Over the course of this summer, I've increasingly understood what it means to “do history” the “right way.”
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Ask an Artist: Nancy O'Neil, Looking Forward/Looking Back

Oct. 01, 2014 / 137 Comments
Levine Museum is excited to host Looking Forward/Looking Back, an exhibit of the public art to be integrated into the first phase of the CityLYNX Gold Line streetcar project. The exhibit of collages by artist Nancy O’Neil is on display now through March 30, 2015.
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Ask an Activist: Carla Fuller, Help the Refugees

Sep. 15, 2014 / 56 Comments
With National Welcoming Week this week (Sept. 13-21), Levine Museum is reaching out to the Greater Carolina community and asking how we can create a more welcoming environment for all newcomers. As part of our Welcoming Week events, Levine Museum spoke with Carla Fuller, who works with Burmese refugees and is making a difference in her own backyard.
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A Century of Change: Charlotte, Banking and the Federal Reserve

Sep. 11, 2014 / 73 Comments
Levine Museum of the New South and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond are pleased to co-host a panel discussion, “A Century of Change: Charlotte, Banking and the Federal Reserve,” on Tuesday, September 16. Matt Martin, the Richmond Fed’s Charlotte regional executive, answers questions about the Fed’s founding 100 years ago and the opening of the Charlotte office in 1927.
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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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History ACTIVE 2014: Connecting the Carolinas to the Diaspora

Aug. 14, 2014 / 61 Comments
From July 14-16, Levine Museum took twelve students to Charleston, South Carolina, to complement their week-long intensive on the African Diaspora and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. Throughout the trip, students were asked to reflect upon the histories that they learned and connect them to their own lived experiences as well as think critically about current social issues.
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History ACTIVE 2014: the African Diaspora and the Americas Today

Jul. 08, 2014 / 60 Comments
From June 23-27, 2014, the Museum hosted HistoryACTIVE, its 5-day summer learning institute for students looking to further their knowledge on key historical aspects. This year, HistoryACTIVE focused on the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the African Diaspora, encouraging students to reflect and think upon how the African Diaspora impacts the Americas today.
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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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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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Guest Blogger: Kevin Vandiver, Charlotte Freedom School Partners

May. 22, 2014 / 91 Comments
The current Faces of Freedom Summer photo exhibit looks back at the historic 1964 efforts by college students to register African American voters in Mississippi. As part of that project, activists organized Freedom Schools to awaken African American youth to black history and their rights as citizens. Today a new generation of Freedom Schools aims to help young people turn summers into a time of scholarly advancement. Our guest blogger, Kevin Vandiver works as the Development Coordinator for Charlotte Freedom School Partners.
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Ask a Curator: Bonnie Gurewitsch, Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow Part Two

May. 08, 2014 / 61 Comments
Today, we continue our two-part interview with Bonnie Gurewitsch, the curator of our new exhibit, Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges.
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Ask a Curator: Bonnie Gurewitsch, Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow Part One

May. 07, 2014 / 68 Comments
At Levine Museum of the New South, we love sharing history with compelling, often surprising stories that help people connect with the past and each other. The new exhibit, Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refuge Scholars at Black Colleges, does exactly that.
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Ask an Author: Ed Williams Author of Liberating Dixie

Apr. 22, 2014 / 212 Comments
On Monday, April 28 at 5:30 p.m., Ed Williams will discuss new book Liberating Dixie during our New South for the New Southerner series. He'll join our staff historian Dr. Tom Hanchett for a wide-ranging conversation remembering notable Carolina characters, recalling Civil Rights history and contemplating the changing South.
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Guest Blogger: Patricia Atilano Co-organizer of The Changing South: Women in Poetry & local writer

Mar. 26, 2014 / 4 Comments
Being a women in any part of the world, is a passionate challenge that transforms with supreme beauty in her environment. Woman is beauty, and beauty is woman.
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Diggin' History Through Music and Dance: A.M. "Toni" Tupponce

Mar. 11, 2014 / 54 Comments
Finding‭ ‬“my voice‭”‬ has been a journey that I am still on‭…‬with no arrival date or end place in sight.
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Ask an Activist! Out of the Shadows: Undocumented and Unafraid

Mar. 03, 2014 / 115 Comments
Out of the Shadows: Undocumented and Unafraid is a participatory art project, conceived and orchestrated by artist Annabel Manning. Immigrant youth from Charlotte and the Triangle area of North Carolina collaborated with Manning to create portraits, which were then digitally altered to portray the youth's visible and invisible status simultaneously. Compelling and personal, the pieces featured in the exhibit demonstrate how art can be a deliberative and imaginative forum for exploring complex issues about immigrant labor, education, and legal status.
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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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Guest Blogger: Eric Mullis, Triptych Collective

Feb. 05, 2014 / 115 Comments
Through lectures, panel discussions, book signings, workshops, walking tours and more, Levine Museum offers a wide variety of fun, learning opportunities. The Museum provides historical context for contemporary issues, thoughtful community forums, and explorations of the sights, sounds and ideas of the Carolina Piedmont.
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Ask an Artist! Out of the Shadows: Undocumented and Unafraid

Jan. 30, 2014 / 172 Comments
Out of the Shadows: Undocumented and Unafraid is a participatory art project, conceived and orchestrated by artist Annabel Manning. Immigrant youth from Charlotte and the Triangle area of North Carolina collaborated with Manning to create portraits, which were then digitally altered to portray the youth's visible and invisible status simultaneously.
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