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41191
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In the Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Alabama, survivors and victims’ voices are represented in media such as music, holographic images, statistics, and lynch stories. Spanning from post-Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement, it showcases the legacy of slavery for blacks and whites.
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McCrorey Heights is a neighborhood of about two-hundred ranch-style homes in northwest Charlotte where many of the major local civil rights accomplishments were born. Development and road construction threatens McCrorey Heights and the area’s history, while displacing many of the residents in the neighborhood.
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How this lawyer lives her faith in and outside of the courtroom was answered in this interview. The attorney with a twenty plus year work experience with nonprofits, political campaigns, and civic leaders discussed factors of her faith. Highlighted were her faith journey, the source of her optimism, and an experience that occurred while she was a sophomore at Berkeley.
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Proving optimistic about the impact girls can make in the world was Carrie Cook. Illustrations of her belief about this impact, if fueled by inspirational and encouraging role models, included her nonprofit organization, EmpowHERment. As for the power of collective efforts toward societal impact, she illustrated that belief through her work with Charlotte’s GreenLight Fund.
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The last has not been seen of rose gardens or libraries, the author suggested. Graff’s reminder for both is Sunnyside Rose Garden, one with local historical relevance and found out more about with the help of librarians. Another truth discovered at the main library in uptown Charlotte: the greater relevance of libraries to millennials in comparison to Generation X and baby boomers. As for libraries’ importance to the homeless, unemployed, and politicians, the author considered their access to warmth, internet, and information about past public servants’ faux pas.
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The hole in the bucket analogy alludes to the dearth of black male public school teachers and negative impact this has on black male students. Helping to attract more black males to teaching and giving them the ability to be positive role models is Profound Gentlemen, founded in 2014 by Jason Terrell and Mario Shaw. This nonprofit helps current and would-be teachers to have the resources, training, and support network needed to enter and stay in the profession.
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Charlotte Magazine presents the twelve best suburbs to live and visit around Charlotte. The suburbs were ranked using a statistical formula based on housing and employment, quality of life, diversity and vitality, and school outcomes. Residents share stories of how they identify with their towns.
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Charlotte Magazine (NoCar F 264.C4), Vol. 22 Issue 4, April 2017, p50-65, il, por, map Periodical Website
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Scoggins’ efforts to end school segregation in Charlotte, started at Harding High School in 1957, was nurtured by parents who promoted equal treatment for all. Her efforts, which helped to generate a public school system among the most diverse in America, face recent challenges such as racist groups also targeting Latino students. Ongoing efforts to restore diversity and equity, which resulted in her becoming a 2017 Charlottean of the Year award recipient, include a mentoring program at Garinger High School.
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Sean Schlusser, owner of Catch On Seafood in the Plaza Midwood neighborhood of Charlotte, values customer expectations for local food. He only sells fresh fish, and constantly checks with his suppliers to insure that his fish is in fact fresh. However, with more big companies buying out smaller fisheries, tracing the source of fish has become more difficult.
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The weather turns colder, the games become more important, and the lessons hit home harder. The Myers Park football team, which is split nearly evenly along racial and socioeconomic lines, hits the heart of the 2015 season.
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Author Michael Graff spent all season with the Myers Park High School football team to document what happens when kids from different backgrounds are put on a team together. This is the first of a three part story
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After a disappointing loss to close the regular season, the Myers Park football team hits the road for the playoffs, and some players prepare for life beyond football.
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With the rise of black deaths at the hands of police officers, Charlotte barber Shaun Corbett developed the idea for a program called Cops & Barbers. The program began as a series of forums held in barbershops where young black men and cops talk to each other. It has since grown to include community service activities. The program gained national attention and President Obama’s office recognized it as a model for establishing relationships between cops and young black men.
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A local rock band called Matrimony began in 2008 when lead singers Ashely Hardee and Jimmy Brown met. Hardee's brothers, Jordan and C.J., round out the band. This article details the band's story, their musical journey, and their goals for the future.
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