Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. 7th Street, is hosting a free family day to celebrate Juneteenth on Wednesday, June 19th, 2019, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
There will be special performances and activities.
Juneteenth marks the moment in 1865 that enslaved people received word of the abolishment of slavery at the close of the Civil War. President Abraham Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation, an executive order, on January 1st, 1863.
Admission is free for everyone all day, so this is the perfect time to explore the Levine Museum.
Current exhibits include:
Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers
Levine Museum’s centerpiece exhibit and the nation’s most comprehensive interpretation of post-Civil War Southern history featuring more than 1000 artifacts, images, video clips, music, and oral histories.
Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America
The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America presents the Equal Justice Initiative’s groundbreaking research into the history of lynching, and situates Mecklenburg County’s two recorded lynchings within this context.
The exhibition features powerful oral testimonies from descendants of lynching victims, and seeks to spark an honest conversation about the legacy of racial injustice from slavery to present day mass incarceration.
April 25 – July 17, 2019.
#HOMECLT: PEOPLE. PLACES. PROMISES.
Exhibition Prototype Launch.
Join us for the first launch of a work in progress, an exhibition that will continue to grow, change and evolve over time. Give us feedback, help us test a new Augmented Reality app, share your own stories and join the conversation about Charlotte’s future!
What is #HomeCLT?
#HomeCLT is an exhibit series 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.