This free history program is being offered on Sunday, March 4th, 3pm, at Duke Mansion, 400 Hermitage Road. For more information, and to learn how to RSVP, read on:
Since the days of George Washington, political candidates have connected with constituents at community barbecues, including the well-known Mallard Creek Barbecue, which began in 1929. The Duke Mansion and Levine Museum of the New South explore that tasty tradition in Mecklenburg County with a free showing of the CPCC Television show, “Trail of History: BBQ & Politics,” followed by conversation with CPCC Professor Gary Ritter and interviewees from the show. Learn how the combination of churches and barbecue set the tone for political campaigning in the South and helped increase involvement in politics and the democratic process.
Reservations are required for this free program; to reserve a spot, email [email protected] or call 704.714.4445. “Trail of History: BBQ & Politics” is part of the Explore History! series sponsored by Levine Museum and The Duke Mansion.