Tuesday, Feb 23, 2021 at 4:00pm
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Preservation North Carolina Presents The Shelter Series: Virtual Programming Series about Places That Matter
Our work is focused on the houses, buildings, churches, schools, and mills that have provided cover and protection for generations of North Carolinians. During this time when “sheltering” has become central to our lives, we want to explore with you the culture, architecture, diversity and stories of the many shelters across our state.
The Negro Motorist Green Book was a guidebook for Black travelers from 1936 to 1966. During a time of Jim Crow laws and segregation, the Green Book provided Black travelers with a list of restaurants, motels, and more, that were safe.
Join us for a discussion with historian Lettie Shumate as we explore some of Wilmington’s over 50 Green Book locations-- including oral history from Wilmingtonians to bridge the Green Book's past to the present.
Lettie Shumate is a historian, educator, facilitator, and podcast host in Wilmington, North Carolina. She is the host of her podcast, “Sincerely, Lettie”, where she educates about history and bridges the past to the present, she discusses racial and social issues, and she doesn’t hold back the truth. Her gift and ability to "connect the dots" is something that is critical to learning from the past. Lettie received her M.A. History in 2015 where she focused on American history and specialized in Black history and race studies. She also completed her M.A. Conflict Management & Resolution in May 2020 which equipped her with skills to incorporate effective communication with hard topics and how to navigate these situations, mediation and facilitation knowledge, and this MA contributed greatly to her work as both a historian and antiracism educator.
Wednesday, Mar 10, 2021 at 12:00pm Eastern Time
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Wednesday, Mar 17, 2021 at 10:30am Eastern Time
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Wednesday, Mar 24, 2021 at 7:00pm Eastern Time
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