For many Americans, July 4 is synonymous with Independence Day. However, in one North Carolina county, Independence Day comes early, on May 20 to be exact.
Originally coined Black Music Month, the commemoration was conceived by black music moguls Kenny Gamble, Dyana Williams and Ed Wright in the 1970s and initiated by President Jimmy Carter on June 7, 1979. The holiday was later renamed African American Music Appreciation Month by President Barack Obama in 2009.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is proud to be a part of Charlotte SHOUT! to celebrate art, music, food and ideas in Uptown April 29 – May 11.
The Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room wins Charlotte Magazine's 2018 Best of Award to 'Walk Down Memory Lane.' Find out what makes this room so special as part of Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.