Allegra Westbrooks was the first African American public library supervisor in North Carolina. Ms. Westbrooks helped bring literacy to underserved communities, integrated the North Carolina library system and left an insurmountable impact on the Charlotte Mecklenburg community.
In the spoken word entitled Empower HER, Pinnacle the Poet, a 29-year-old Black woman, provides a gripping insight into what it is like to inherit fear and belief by being transparent and describing why it is she chooses to participate in voting for the first time this election year.
“Failure is Impossible” comes to Charlotte Mecklenburg Library in a centennial celebration of the 19th Amendment and women winning the right to vote.
This month, our nation celebrates the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Learn more about the Women's Suffrage movement in Mecklenburg County and North Carolina with the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room.
WOMEN VOTE! Members of Charlotte’s League of Women Voters give an illustrated history of events leading up to the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution 100 years ago on August 18, 1920. This program is presented by Levine Museum of the New South, co-sponsored by the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library as part of Engage 2020: Look Back, Move Forward.
The Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room details the good, the bad and the ugly history of the U.S. women's suffrage movement and the important voting progress and policy changes made up to today and Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's current Engage 2020 program.
Join us for Engage 2020: Summer Series - A Conversation with Dr. Sonya Ramsey of the UNC Charlotte History department on July 14 at 7 p.m. on the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's Facebook Live page.
The Library introduces Engage 2020 Summer Series - A conversation with educator, historian, and scholar Brenda Tindal. The conversation will focus on African American women and their long civil and human rights battles.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room provides a brief history of Women's History Month
The Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room continues the "Behind the Vault Door" series with a look into the life and service of North Carolina's Annie Lee Hoffman.