Making Their Mark: Charlotteans Who Shaped the City

Making Their Mark highlights men and women – including Catawba Chief Haigler, Julius Chambers, Romare Bearden, and Dr. Annie Alexander – who have influenced the growth of Charlotte’s communities, institutions, and physical spaces throughout its rich history.

Explore the stories of Catawba warriors, civil rights activists, educators, artists, leaders in healthcare and more. These individuals came from different backgrounds and lived through different times, yet collectively, their legacies shape Charlotte’s identity.

Dive into archival photographs, collection items from Levine Museum, archived PBS Trail of History episodes, original sculptures by Trail of History artists, and interpretive panels highlighting key turning points in Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s history.

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