Upcoming Events of Interest to the History Community

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Events to Celebrate the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence of May 20, 1775, Saturday, May 23 at the Charlotte Museum of History and Hezekiah Alexander Homesite.

At 1 pm Randell Jones will present “Before They Were Heroes at King’s Mountain” including recent findings about the route the South Carolina Militia took through Mecklenburg County on their way to Kings Mountain in 1780.

At 3 pm there will be a staged reading of “Shout Freedom” the outdoor drama by LeGette Blythe that was staged in Charlotte in 1948 to celebrate the Mecklenburg Declaration.  This will be performed by cast members of “Liberty Mountain” a new drama by Robert Inman which will be performed in Kings Mountain on weekends this summer, starting in June.

 

Buffalo Soldiers Living History, Saturday, May 30 from 10 am to 2 pm, Historic Latta Plantation.

Learn of the Civil War experience for African American soldiers at our first ever Buffalo Soldiers Living History. See exhibits, enjoy an open house tour, and visit the farm animals.

 

Remembering Harry Golden, Sunday May 31 at 7 to 9 pm, Lerner Hall, Jewish Community Center. 5007 Providence Road, Presented by the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.

Author Kimberly Marlowe Hartnett will discuss her new book, Carolina Israelite: How Harry Golden Made Us Care about Jews, the South and Civil Rights.