Levine Museum of the New South, at 200 E. Seventh Street, is presenting several programs for the public in February. You can see their whole calendar, as well a description of their current exhibits, on their website. Please note that the events require registration, even the free events. You can register at the links below.
The price includes the program, light bites, and a cash bar.
Information on the program, from the Levine Museum’s website:
Local historian and author Pamela Grundy will discuss her latest publication, Color and Character: West Charlotte High and the American Struggle over Educational Equality.
Drawing on nearly two decades of interviews with students, educators, and alumni, Grundy uses the history of a community’s beloved school to tell a broader American story of education, community, democracy, and race—all while raising questions about present-day strategies for school reform.
Ms. Grundy’s book will be available for purchase and signing following this event.
Author Talks with Dr. Willie Griffin, featuring Heath Hardage Lee
Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Free, but registration is required and seating is limited
Join Dr. Willie Griffin, the Levine Museum’s resident historian, as he sits down with author Heath Hardage Lee to discuss her recent book, “The League of Wives: The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the U.S. Government to Bring Their Husbands Home” on Wednesday, February 19th at 6:00 pm.
Lee unearths the forgotten history of the POW wives from across the country and political spectrum who came together to bring their husbands home from Vietnam.
Author Talks are FREE of charge but with limited seating so RSVP is required. This is a no food event but there will be an open cash bar. Please be on the lookout for more Author Talks in Spring 2020.
2020 Levine Lecture by William Andrews: The Fighter and the Victim: Two Enslaved Women in the Life of Frederick Douglass
Thursday, February 20th, 2020
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Free, but registration is required
The Center for the Study of the New South’s Annual Levine Lecture features Dr. Bill Andrews of UNC Chapel Hill. Dr. Andrews will discuss his book, Slavery and Class in the American South: A Generation of Slave Narrative Testimony, 1840-1865 (2019; New York: Oxford University Press). The title of his talk will be “The Fighter and the Victim: Two Enslaved Women in the Life of Frederick Douglass.”
“William Andrews has ‘lifted the veil’ on class relations within the slave community in the antebellum South. Well-meaning scholars, mostly for political reasons, have far too often chosen to remain silent about distinctions of class drawn by black people among themselves, starting in slavery, choosing to discuss African Americans as if they were always a social monolith, and thereby reducing their complexity. Andrews reveals, in riveting detail, that this has never been the case, even well before the Civil War. This is a seminal work of scholarship, one destined to generate a new branch of literary studies, dedicated to studying how class mattered within the African American tradition.”—Henry Louis Gates Jr., Harvard University