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Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture

551 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC

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Gantt After Dark

museum, Art Show, Museum

Fall is here and our rooftop is open. Join us for a special edition of Gantt After Dark. We have partnered with the Charlotte Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. for an exclusive evening of FREE fun and entertainment. Come view our new exhibition Welcome to Brookhill, groove to the sounds of 5th and York band in the Grand Lobby at 6:00 PM and a DJ on the rooftop starting at 8:00 PM.

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• Thu 9/20/18 at 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Living History: Charlotte to Charlottesville Day Trip

Fair/Festival

Take a day trip to the home of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings on Saturday, September 22 for Monticello’s 12th annual Heritage Harvest Festival in Charlottesville, Virginia. Be among the first to see the newly opened exhibits that spotlight and honor Hemings’ life and contributions and those of other African-Americans enslaved at Monticello. The day trip by deluxe motor coach includes a private guide, house, garden and exhibit tours, festival admission and meals all for $125. Buy tickets before August 14 for the early-bird special: $100/general public and $75 for Gantt Center members. Sign up before seats fill up! “What an extraordinary opportunity to share our on-going work, curating stories from descendants of Monticello’s enslaved community with Charlotte and the Gantt Center. Earlier this summer, we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Getting Word African American Oral History Project with the largest reunion of Monticello’s descendants in modern history. We also opened new exhibitions, including 'The Life of Sally Hemings,’ located in the room likely occupied by Hemings and her children, the ‘Hemings/Grainger Kitchen’ where brothers James and Peter Hemings prepared Jefferson’s French-influenced meals, and an exhibit devoted to Getting Word ;featuring descendants of the enslaved. We are thrilled to bring these remarkable stories to the Gantt Center.” — Gayle White and Niya Bates, lifting up stories of African American life at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello The Harvey B. Gantt Center is a proud partner with Duke Energy in presenting our 2018-2019 Heritage & History series. This program series features nationally noted artists and scholars who are preserving Black culture through an array of disciplines and media. In hosting each culture keeper, the Gantt Center invites public participation in special events and experiences that illuminate important stories and engage audiences.

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• Sat 9/22/18 at

Preserve Today and Share Tomorrow

For the Family, Class/Workshop

Preserve Today and Share Tomorrow is a workshop series that teaches practical tips for preserving and caring for photographs and paper documents. Participants are invited to bring photo albums, printed photographs, letters and other memorabilia.

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• Sat 10/6/18 at 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Talk About It Tuesday

Talks/Lectures

In connection with our Welcome to Brookhill exhibition we will have a series of conversations about the themes in the work. These conversations will help us understand the context within which the Brookhill Community exists. This program tells the larger story of the history of redlining and its effect on black neighborhoods in Charlotte as described by Dr. Tom Hanchett. Ashley Clark of UNC Charlotte’s Urban Institute will walk us through her research on affordable housing and what the data trends say about some of our most vulnerable Charlotteans.

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• Tue 10/9/18 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Classic Black Cinema Series - Dark Manhattan Directed by Oscar Micheaux

Film

ABOUT THIS EVENT About The Film (1937) A low-level gangster determines to let nothing stand in the way of his gaining control of the numbers rackets in Harlem. About The Classic Black Cinema Series A film series specifically designed as a vehicle to expose the community to the vast artistic value black film has had throughout the years. The goal is to appeal to as diverse a population as possible and further the appreciation of Black cinema. Curator and host, Felix Curtis, came to Charlotte from the Oakland/San Francisco Bay area where he curated The San Francisco Black Film Festival and Black Filmworks, the annual film festival component of the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame, where he later served as Executive Director.

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• Sun 10/14/18 at - 2:00 PM

Family First Presented by Novant Health: R&B Tech

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Our musical workshop is back, this time with an R&B twist. Participants will gain first-hand experience with song structure, elements of a hit song and an intro to song writing under the direction of musical sensation Jason Jet. By the end of the workshop attendees should have a verse and chorus to their own R&B ballad which will be recorded using the Audacity app.

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• Sat 10/20/18 at 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Classic Black Cinema Series - Body And Soul Starring Paul Robeson

Film

ABOUT THIS EVENT About The Film (1925) A minister is malevolent and sinister behind his righteous facade. He consorts with, and later extorts from, the owner of a gambling house and betrays an honest girl, eventually driving them both to ruin. About The Classic Black Cinema Series A film series specifically designed as a vehicle to expose the community to the vast artistic value black film has had throughout the years. The goal is to appeal to as diverse a population as possible and further the appreciation of Black cinema. Curator and host, Felix Curtis, came to Charlotte from the Oakland/San Francisco Bay area where he curated The San Francisco Black Film Festival and Black Filmworks, the annual film festival component of the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame, where he later served as Executive Director.

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• Sun 11/11/18 at - 2:00 PM

The Classic Black Cinema Series - Boycott

Film

ABOUT THIS EVENT About The Film (2001) Starring Jeffery Wright and Terrence Howard, Boycott tells the story of a pivotal time in the history of a young republic still bleeding from civil war. The famous mid-1950s bus boycott of Montgomery – which launched the modern American civil rights movement – is presented with restraint and an obvious commitment to truth over drama. About The Classic Black Cinema Series The film series is designed as a vehicle to expose the community to the vast artistic value black film has had throughout the years. The goal is to appeal to as diverse a population as possible and further the appreciation of Black cinema. Curator and host, Felix Curtis, came to Charlotte from the Oakland/San Francisco Bay area where he curated The San Francisco Black Film Festival and Black Filmworks, the annual film festival component of the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame, where he later served as Executive Director.

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• Sun 12/9/18 at - 2:00 PM