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New South for the New Southerner: Unexampled Courage

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Unexampled Courage tells the powerful story of how a police assault on a uniformed black soldier changed the course of America’s Civil Rights history and led Charleston federal judge Waties Waring to play a key role in the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education.

On June 18th, United States District Court Judge Richard Gergel visits Levine Museum to discuss his new book and the incident that gained national attention. He will be joined by renowned Civil Rights attorney James Ferguson and Joseph DeLaine, Jr., whose family organized the South Carolina desegregation lawsuit.

Each program is $15 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.


Sponsored by: North Carolina Humanities Council and Arts & Science Council.

All New South for the New Southerner programs will be hosted by retired Levine Museum historian Dr. Tom Hanchett. This program is geared for adults interested in the history and culture of the Piedmont region in general and the city of Charlotte in particular.

Earlier Event: May 30
An Evening with Bryan Stevenson
Later Event: June 19
Juneteeth! @ Levine Museum