Mecklenburg county

Julius Chambers – Charlotte hero takes his place on the city’s Trail of History

Julius Chambers was a prominent lawyer during the Civil Rights era. He won numerous landmark civil rights cases, by winning major U.S. Supreme Court decisions such as 1971’s Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, which led to federally mandated busing for school desegregation and Griggs v. Duke Power Co. Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education which temporarily integrated local schools and planted the seeds of desegregation throughout the country.  Although he may be the newest …

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Meck Dec Day

I had the pleasure of photographing the 246th anniversary of the Mecklenburg county Declaration of Independence signing. I think I’m still partially deaf from all the Canon fire, yes you read that right. They fired off a large colonial cannon numerous times. Charlotte celebrated the 246th anniversary of the signing of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence on Thursday, May 20 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Victoria Yards in Uptown Charlotte with period re-enactors, speeches and a reading of the Mecklenburg Declaration. Re-enactors, including Members of …

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Carolina Farm Trust, Urban Farm, Mecklenburg county, agriculture

Carolina Farm Trust Groundbreaking – Largest Urban Farm in Area

I had the privilege of joining the Carolina Farm Trust on their largest undertaking yet. The groundbreaking on a 28-acre urban farm site in Huntersville, NC. It will be among North Carolina’s largest urban farms. Located near Huntington Greene – an economically-stressed community that is predominantly home to Latinx residents – FSF will serve those residents and neighboring communities who face barriers in accessing fresh, nutritious, affordable food. The operation will be a living and working farm …

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