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Learning Local Lectures: Charlotte's Historic West End

  • Saturday, February 22, 2020
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 12031 Lancaster Hwy. Pineville, NC 28134

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Come hear Johnson C. Smith University archivist, Brandon Lunsford, tell the story of the National Endowment for the Humanities-funded project, "Charlotte's Historic West End." The aim of the project and its digital mapping components is to provide a platform for publishing locationā€based content including historical photographs, documents, and oral histories that will tell the story of a vibrant 150 year old African American community that surrounds Johnson C. Smith University on the west side of Charlotte, North Carolina. The Historic West End is a network of neighborhoods that grew up around the historically black college, which was founded as Biddle Institute by Presbyterian ministers in 1867.

Visit the project's website at: https://www.westendcharlotte.org/

Seating for this event is limited. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Those who register in advance will be seated first.

Friends of President Polk's Birthplace, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. PO Box 475, Pineville, NC 28134

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