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Levine Museum Partners with The Aspen Institute Latinos in Society Program

The Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program comes to Charlotte for a high-level conversation highlighting bright spots and fresh thinking, from within Charlotte and beyond, that support advancing economic mobility and prosperity for all of Charlotte’s citizens.
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Levine Museum Joins CTI to Present Exploding Canons Speakers Program

Charlotte Teachers Institute (CTI) partners with Levine Museum to explore the impacts of Latinos on the New South and of the New South on Latinos, in CTI’s Exploding Canons interdisciplinary speakers program on October 27.
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9 Charlotteans You’ll See in ¡NUEVOlution!

Charlotte Magazine's Andy Smith writes about ¡NUEVOlution! and highlights Charlotteans you'll meet in the new exhibit.
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New Exhibit Featured in The Charlotte Observer

Charlotte Observer reporter Mark Washburn tells the story of the upcoming exhibit ¡NUEVOlution! Latinos and the New South.
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Levine Museum of the New South Names New Staff Historian

Former intern and researcher Brenda Tindal returns to Museum a decade later as Staff Historian.
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Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation awards $50,000 to Levine Museum of the New South

Trustees of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation have awarded a grant to Levine Museum of the New South to build awareness and create more civic engagement around the Latino community in Charlotte.
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Levine Museum of the New South, A Blue Star Museum

Levine Museum is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense
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Levine Museum to Welcome 47 New Citizens at Naturalization Ceremony

On Friday, April 24, 2015, forty-seven area residents will officially become U.S. citizens and take the Oath of Allegiance at a naturalization ceremony hosted by Levine Museum of the New South. The individuals are originally from thirty-one different countries.
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Levine Museum of the New South's Emily Zimmern to Retire November 1, 2015

Emily Zimmern, president of Levine Museum of the New South, will retire in November of this year, after two decades leading one of Charlotte’s premier cultural and civic institutions.
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150th Anniversary of the Beginning of the New South

Levine Museum marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and beginning of the New South with a program on April 7, 2015 featuring Bertram Hayes-Davis, great-great grandson of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, and a talk by eminent scholar of Southern history Dr. David Goldfield.
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COURAGE Exhibit Travels to South Carolina

The traveling version of Levine Museum's award-winning exhibit COURAGE: The Vision to End Segregation, the Guts to Fight for It, opens at the South Carolina State Museum on February 28 and will be on display through July 26, 2015.
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Levine Museum Hosts Naturalization Ceremony

On Friday, November 7, 2014, fourteen area residents took the Oath of Allegiance and became U.S. citizens at a naturalization ceremony hosted by Levine Museum of the New South.
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Día de los Muertos Festival 2014 - A Huge Success

Less than an hour after opening on Sunday, the Día de Los Muertos/Day of the Dead event at Levine Museum of the New South was at capacity, with guests waiting in line outside to get in. Nearly1800 guests attended over the course of the day.
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Levine Museum Awarded $93,348 Grant by Institute of Museum and Library Services

Awarded in support of the creation of a new exhibition, the grant enables concept plans and schematic design for "Where is Tobe? Unfolding Stories of Childhood, Race, and Rural Life."
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New York Times' "36 Hours in Charlotte"

New York Times travel writer Chris Dixon visits Levine Museum and other Charlotte destinations during his "36 Hours in Charlotte."
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Jews, Blacks and What Binds All of Us

Charlotte Observer editorial columnist Fannie Flono reflects on Levine Museum "Kinship & Conflict" program with Rabbi Judy Shindler and Dr. Ronald Carter, events in Ferguson and the meaning of kinship.
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LGBTQ Perspectives on Equality Exhibits A First For Charlotte

LGBTQ Perspectives on Equality. Explore connections, discover stories and join the conversation. Levine Museum of the New South presents four new exhibits that examine LGBTQ history from national, regional, local and personal perspectives. Opening Saturday, July 25, 2014.
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Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle Film Screenings at Levine Museum

October 1, 2013 — Levine Museum of the New South is pleased to have been selected to participate in Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle, a new initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities that uses the power of documentary films to encourage community discussion of America's civil rights history.
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Levine Museum of the New South Leads "A Ride for Understanding"

At the height of the Civil Rights Movement in 1963, young activists crowded the streets in protests across the country and took a brave stand for equal rights. These young people were asked to "get on the bus" with a dime and a toothbrush and travel to demonstrations that forever changed our nation.
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COURAGE Opens at Johnson C. Smith University

November 1, 2012 — The nationally acclaimed exhibit, COURAGE: The Carolina Story that Changed America, officially opened to the public today at Johnson C. Smith University's James B. Duke Memorial Library. The exhibit is on a long-term loan from Levine Museum of the New South, who first created and presented the exhibit in 2004.
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