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May222015

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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Apr232015

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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Mar272015

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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Mar132015

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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Feb182015

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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Nov072014

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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Nov032014

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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Sep232014

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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Aug282014

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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Aug212014

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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Jul102014

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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Oct012013

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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Jul152013

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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Nov012012

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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Aug202012

Levine Museum of the New South Receives Transformative Grant from The Kresge Foundation

August 20, 2012 — Levine Museum of the New South has been awarded a grant of $890,000 from the nationally renowned Kresge Foundation as part of its Facility Investments and Building Reserves grant program.
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May252012

Levine Museum of the New South Offering Free Admission to Active Military and Their Families

May 25, 2012 — Levine Museum of the New South is excited to be a part of Blue Star Museums, a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and more than 1,300 museums across America offering free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2012.
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Jan182012

Levine Museum Selected for Inaugural National Innovation Lab for Museums

January 18, 2012 — Levine Museum of the New South (NC), the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (MO) and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (CA) have been selected to participate in Round 1 of the Innovation Lab for Museums - a unique incubation and prototyping program to foster programmatic and organizational innovation.
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Jan012012

Announcing Taste of the New South 2012

January 1, 2012 — Levine Museum of the New South has exciting changes planned for 2012 and the signature fundraising event Taste of the New South. For the last 14 years, the Museum has hosted this event in partnership with regional resorts and inns.
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Jun062011

Southeast Civil Rights Museums To Spotlight Immigration

June 6, 2011 — Seven history museums in the Southeast are meeting in Charlotte next week to launch the Civil Rights Sites of Conscience Network. Their goal: to shed light on the challenges of immigration today by tapping into the history of the US civil rights movement.
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Apr262011

Levine Museum Exceeds Fund Goal, Receives 10-Year Challenge Grant

April 26, 2011 — Less than halfway into its 20th anniversary year, Levine Museum of the New South announced today it has exceeded its anniversary fundraising goal and received a 10-year challenge grant from The Leon Levine Foundation to help build the sustainable financial support needed to survive and thrive in any economic environment.
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