Charlotte’s Men of Change

Jan 16 – Sep 7, 2023

Inspired by the Smithsonian’s traveling exhibition Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth. and curated by Harvey B. Gantt Center and Levine Museum, Charlotte’s Men of Change honors local Black leaders for their work as businessmen, teachers, political and justice activists, coaches, and visionaries. Their extraordinary stories of determination and resilience hold lessons for us all. An original work of art commissioned by local creatives accompanies each of our featured men, providing new layers of interpretation and symbolism for considering the powerful legacies of Charlotte’s Men of Change.

Told across six themes, Charlotte’s Men of Change is on view at Levine Museum. Plan your visit soon to learn about these six local change-makers. Levine Museum and The Gantt strive to ignite excitement, conversation, and engagement that connects the community through history, art, culture, and celebration. We hope this exhibition inspires the community to gather, connect with each other, and honor the voices, stories, and history of these extraordinary men. Men of Change was developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and made possible through the generous support of the Ford Motor Company Fund. Free admission to Charlotte’s Men of Change Exhibition at Levine Museum of the New South is made possible by generous support from Wells Fargo.

  • Levine Museum of the New South Charlotte's Men Of Change Event Image
  • Levine Museum of the New South Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth Event Image
  • Levine Museum of the New South Charlotte's Men Of Change Event Image

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