A Piece of Home: Family Jewelry or Heirlooms

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Our Chief Operating Officer, Kama Pierce, shares her special piece of home, her grandmothers’ sorority pin from Zeta Phi Beta, as part of her family’s various generations. Heirlooms have always been treasured items within our families that are passed down from generation to generation. Share with us any piece of jewelry/heirloom that you have kept from a family member. Share … Read More

coronaHOPE: Pure’ll Gold by Darion Fleming

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Purell Mural

Local Artist Responds to Crisis with Humor Pure’ll Gold Photo by UncleJut close up Photo by UncleJut with artist Photo by UncleJut For this entry of #CoronaHope, we are highlighting Charlotte-based artist Darion Fleming and his unique response to COVID-19: “Pure’ll Gold.” The newest addition to the murals of Charlotte – giving us all a comedic relief and a reminder … Read More

A Piece of Home: Music

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Levine Museums’ Data Management and Communications Specialist, Cathy Doheny, shares her special piece of home, a Pump Organ, as part of her family’s various generations. Music has always been a great way to tell history, and oral stories have been shared through generations with the aid of music. Share with us any piece of musical history that you have at … Read More

coronaHOPE: Endhaven Elementary School

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Endhaven Elementary

Local School Staff Goes the Extra Mile to Support Students When Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) went to distance learning on March 16th due to the Covid crisis, the sudden closure meant massive disruption for many families who rely on the district to provide two meals a day for their children. The district enrolls around 150,000 students, and 40% of them … Read More

Celebrating Healthcare Workers Past and Present

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Images of the past

Spotlight on Dr. Annie Alexander and Dr. JT Williams In light of the current coronavirus crisis, healthcare workers have never been more needed and cherished. Around the world, communities are showing their support of doctors, nurses, and medical staff on the front lines of this emergency.  Whether it is from clapping during shift changes or placing paper hearts in windows, … Read More

Piece of Home: Family

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A new web series from Levine Museum of the New South to help connect people Our President & CEO, Kathryn Hill, kicks off ‘A Piece of Home.’ A new series that asks all of us to think about and share pieces of our history found in our very own homes. Our first theme is Family, and Kathryn is sharing a … Read More

North Carolina Textile Mills Historically Helping the Country

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Charlotte Community History

NC Textile Mills Banded Together During Wartime to Help Soldiers. NOW They are Helping Those on the Front-line of the War Against COVID-19 Part of the Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers exhibit Across the country, medical workers on the front lines of the response to COVID-19 face a shortage of personal protective equipment. Health officials have said that people buying and … Read More

Volunteer Highlight: Lynda Walker

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Walker

Levine Museum of the New South Star Volunteer of the Month Ms. Lynda Walker is a long-time supporter of Levine Museum of the New South, in fact, you might have spotted her lovely face in our promotional materials and on the College Street displays on our building. 15 years ago, Ms. Walker moved to Charlotte from New York after losing … Read More

Thoughts on Being Isolated

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M Gandhi Quote

Levine Museum of the New South strives to be the wind that blows culture to your home during this time! Please stay connected to us and each other on our website and social media! Facebook – Instagram – Twitter – LinkedIn

Social Distancing: New Phrase But Not New Concept

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1918 Influenza

Social Distancing during the 1918 Spanish Flu Epidemic The current situation with Covid-19 outbreak is not a unique epidemic, and history confirms that the less contact people have with each other, the slower the contagion spreads. Former historian, Tom Hanchett, shared this article from Quartz.com and the Charlotte Observer article above that shows that social distancing works historically. “Closed schools, … Read More