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Celebrate Black History Month With the Harvey B. Gantt Center

By February 7, 2013

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February is Black History Month, so it only makes sense to mention the Harvey B. Gantt Center. The museum is located in what is now Uptown,  but that area used to be the historic Brooklyn neighborhood, a center of the black community which was destroyed in the 1960s. The center serves as a community epicenter for music, dance, theater, visual art, film, arts education programs, literature and community outreach, designed to "present, preserve and promote African American art, culture and history for the education and enlightenment of all."

During the month of February, check out the exhibit "America I AM" - a "historical continuum of pivotal moments in courage, conviction and creativity that helps to solidify the undeniable imprint of African Americans across the nation and around the world."

The center is named after Harvey B. Gantt, the first African-American to be admitted to Clemson University and the first to serve as mayor of Charlotte.

 

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