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New South for the New Southerner
All New South for the New Southerner programs will be hosted by retired Levine Museum historian Dr. Tom Hanchett. Each program is $20 for non-members (25% discount for members) and includes program, a Southern chicken dinner from Mert’s Heart and Soul, and a cash bar. Space is limited, reservations required.
Making African American History in Charlotte’s West End
Tuesday, February 13, 6-8 p.m.
Levine Museum of the New South
200 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Retired Levine Museum historian Dr. Tom Hanchett shares new research from the McCrorey Heights neighborhood near Johnson C. Smith University — home to key Civil Rights activists of the 1950s-70s. With oral history videos by filmmaker Ken Koontz, through a grant from Arts & Science Council.
Talking About Soul Food
Tuesday April 10, 6 - 8 p.m.
Writer Sara Franklin discusses her new UNC Press book Edna Lewis: At the Table with an American Original, about the Virginia chef/author who helped soul food find a national audience in the '70s. Then Greg Collier, chef/owner of The Yolk in Rock Hill, talks about Soul Food Sessions, pop-up events that have become Charlotte’s hottest dinner ticket.
Charlotte: The Signs of the Times
Tuesday, May 29, 6 - 8 p.m.
Former Museum intern Christopher Lawing has a new photo book out, spotlighting funky and favorite roadside signs. “Park Road Shopping Center,” “Open Kitchen: Home of the Pizza Pie,” “South 21 Curb Service” — they’re all there. He’ll show slides, trade stories with the audience.