Black History Month

  • February 2, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Historic Rosedale

    3427 North Tryon Street
    Charlotte, North Carolina 28206
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Join us for Black History Month at Historic Rosedale. We will celebrate the history and accomplishments of Black History Makers - both locally and nationwide – with FREE lectures and events all month, a Sweet Grass Basket Making Workshop on February 10th, and two informative exhibits to be displayed FREE to the public on our grounds. 

On February 2 at 11:00 am Historic Rosedale will officially open our celebration of Black History Month. The Reverend Bernetta Wright, a Rosedale descendant, will offer a blessing on the month’s activities followed by Mrs. Barbara McCray Jackson, Chairperson, African American Legacy Committee and Mr. John Cooper, African American Legacy Coordinator who will introduce the schedule of activities and further details on exhibits.  After the opening, please feel free to view The Great Escape - The Underground Railway on display until February 29, 2024:

Coming Feb 1 - Feb 29, 2024: The Great Escape: The Underground Railway

Coming to Historic Rosedale from The Life and Times in Black American History’s (LATIBAH) Collard Greens Museum, The Great Escape: The Underground Railway is the Museum’s only outdoor exhibit. In collaboration with artist Abel Jackson, this multi paneled display, is an overwhelming visual depiction of the journey to freedom during the Antebellum era.

 Coming Feb 14 - March 15, 2024 : Oasis Spaces: The Green Book Project African American Travel in NC 1933 – 1966.

“The Negro Motorist Green Book,” published between 1936 and 1966, was both a travel guide and a tool of resistance designed to confront the realities of racial discrimination in the United States and beyond. The book listed over 300 North Carolina businesses—from restaurants and hotels, to tourist homes, nightclubs and beauty salons—in the three decades that it was published. This exhibit highlights a complex statewide network of business owners and Green Book sites that allowed African American communities to thrive, and that created “oasis spaces” for a variety of African American travelers. This exhibit comes to Historic Rosedale from the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission and was funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Studies.

Date & Time

Fri, Feb 2, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Venue Details

Historic Rosedale

3427 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, North Carolina 28206 Historic Rosedale
Historic Rosedale Foundation

The Mission of Historic Rosedale Foundation is threefold: to educate, to preserve and to continue to build a more diverse and inclusive platform for interpretation. We shall: 1) Present an authentic view of five generations of the Frew, Caldwell and Davidson families, and the enslaved and free African Americans that lived and worked on the land; 2) Preserve and interpret the 1815 historic house and the surrounding buildings emphasizing the important role these white and black families held in Charlotte, NC; 3) Provide and maintain a peaceful green space with Treasure Trees, garden borders, native and heirloom plants within a highly developed urban corridor.

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