#HomeCLT + StoryMining 250
Levine Museum is creating a multi-year, multifaceted exploration of the neighborhoods and communities in Charlotte. The story of Charlotte is the story of the people who live here today and lived here in the past. #HomeCLT strives to share everyone’s story whether you were born and raised here, or you only got here this week. We are all a part of Charlotte’s story and history.
People. Places. Promises.
Behind every city are the stories of the people who live there. It's these experiences that give meaning to the places we call home. Charlotte is a New South city, forged by powerful market forces and stubborn racial inequities that have impacted everyone who has ever lived here.
The present challenge of lagging economic mobility in Charlotte is a legacy of our shared history. As a city looking forward, we can't plan for the future without understanding how the history we've inherited has shaped our city today.
#HomeCLT is a series of exhibits rooted in the stories of Charlotte's neighborhoods.
#HomeCLT aims to show the city in the words of its diverse residents, to reveal the unexpected, to prompt reflection and dialogue, and to inspire civic participation as Charlotte strives to build a more equitable future.
#HomeCLT is sponsored by Crescent Communities and presented by Bank of America and the Arts and Science Council.
A Call for Participation: Our History Needs Your Story!
StoryMining 250 is a project of Levine Museum of the New South and its community partners. It seeks to document and share the lives of Charlotteans at this particular moment in time, through oral histories, exhibits, and special programs, 250 years since the city was founded.
Your history is important to Charlotte’s history and you’re making history right now.
If you or someone you know has a story to share about making a home in Charlotte, we’d like to know!
All stories should be:
true, not fiction
written (with a 500 word-count limit) or
prose or poetry or
video (with a 3-minute limit) or
audio (with a 5-minute limit) or
illustrated with pictures
We all have a story to share and a place in our city’s history.
StoryMining 250 is all inclusive because our history includes everyone. We want to hear from:
people from all over the city’s many unique neighborhoods
all genders and sexual orientations
speaking authentically from Charlotte’s racial and ethnic diversity
all class/income/education ranges
Submit a story
every type of living situation: renting, owning, secure, insecure, Couchsurfing, looking
newcomers, natives, long-term residents, rooted for life or looking to leave
various identifications on the political spectrum: red, blue, or the independent you
many roles in the community: residents, business owners, educators, activists, parents, clerics, students, workers, etc.