Did you know that Independence Day was almost celebrated on July 2? This piece explores the history of American independence.
For many Americans, July 4 is synonymous with Independence Day. However, in one North Carolina county, Independence Day comes early, on May 20 to be exact.
Originally coined Black Music Month, the commemoration was conceived by black music moguls Kenny Gamble, Dyana Williams and Ed Wright in the 1970s and initiated by President Jimmy Carter on June 7, 1979. The holiday was later renamed African American Music Appreciation Month by President Barack Obama in 2009.
Happy Meck Dec Day! This is the final installment in a four-part series exploring the history of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence.
This post is part three in a four-part series that explores the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence.
This post is part two in a four-part series that explores the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence.
This four-part series will explore the purported Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence – a document believed to predate the Declaration of Independence in 1776.
On April 22, 2019, the team at the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room conducted an inventory of the historic Dowd house on behalf of Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation and received many WWI artifacts and photos in return.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is proud to be a part of Charlotte SHOUT! to celebrate art, music, food and ideas in Uptown April 29 – May 11.