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“Black History Moments” Of Charlotte!

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Throughout the month of February, our V 101.9 staff proudly presents “Black History Moments” video series that showcase the people, places, and ideas that revolutionized change and civil rights equality in the Charlotte metro area and our country. Please help us continue the discussion of these places and people in our Comment Section (below the videos) in order to engage our community even more with Black History information of our city.

Did you know about the Underground Tunnels in Charlotte?  Bea Thompson shares some hidden facts about underground walkways as they were built to keep black youths in Second Ward safe from oncoming traffic in one part of Old Independence Blvd. in Uptown Charlotte.

Bea Thompson goes to the only remaining historic Black Movie Theater in Charlotte which is located next to Johnson C. Smith University.

Bea Thompson heads to The Excelsior Club to talk about how the first African-American night club is still standing and offering a place for people to congregate and have a good time with friends and family.

Standing outside of Bank of America Stadium, Chirl Girl talks about the former Sam Good Hospital, the first African-American hospital in Charlotte.

Bea Thompson, outside of a local middle school, tells you why  J.T. Williams is one of the most influential African-Americans in Charlotte during the 1900s.

Keith Garrett talks about one of many House of Prayer churches that have been built in the Charlotte community over the years.

Chril Girl discusses how Firefighter Samuel Richardson was the first African-American firefighter to work in the Charlotte community.

Do you have any memories of Black History Moments in Charlotte that you can share?  If so, leave them in the Comment Section below!

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