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150th Anniversary of the Beginning of the New South


This April marks one of the most significant turning points in all of Southern – and American – history. One hundred and fifty years ago, April 1865, the Civil War ended. And the stage was set for the start of the New South. Charlotte itself made history that fateful month. When Union forces captured the Confederacy’s capital at Richmond, Confederate President Jefferson Davis fled to Charlotte, convening the last full session of his Cabinet in the Queen City.

Levine Museum commemorates those events with a special evening program on April 7, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. featuring remarks by Bertram Hayes-Davis, great-great grandson of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, and a talk by eminent scholar of Southern history Dr. David Goldfield.

The program, presented in partnership with the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at UNC Charlotte, is free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended as seating is limited.

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