Black History Month with V101.9

Written by BC Babbles

All over ‘The Queen City” can you find murals that tell the stories of Charlotte’s African American history and pay tribute to important events and figures from the past. Take the opportunity to watch stories of struggles and triumphs unfold in these unique spots.

Learn about these murals and many more here.

  • 1. Tommie Robinson

    “Go, Tigers!” and “We Too, Shall Rise” by Tommie Robinson at Second Ward High School showcases the vibrance of Black communities before their fall by urban renewal in the ‘60s.

  • 2. Abel Jackson

    “Historic Brooklyn” by Abel Jackson on S. Brevard St. reflects the idea of paying respects to the past while looking towards the future showcasing a younger generation looking up at the leaders and founders of the Brooklyn Neighborhood.

  • 3. Dammit Wesley

    “Strange Fruit” by Dammit Wesley on N. College St. which acts as a reminder of the many lives that perished during the harsh segregated history of America.

  • 4. Georgie Nakima

    “Booker T” by Georgie Nakima on Booker Street and Beatties Ford Road is painted in Washington Heights and tells the story of a once slave who became a freedom fighter, and later, founded Tuskegee University.