CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Levine Museum of the New South is showcasing a darker side of Charlotte's history in a new exhibit.
- The exhibit will share information about lynchings that took place in Charlotte and around the country
- One of the lynchings reportedly took place on what is now the 20-yard line at Bank of America Stadium
- The exhibit opens Wednesday, April 24
"Legacy of Lynching" will highlight lynchings that took place around the country and here in the Queen City.
One of the lynchings reportedly took place on what is now the 20-yard line at Bank of America Stadium.
Dr. Willie Griffin, the staff historian at the museum, says while the images and videos may make people uncomfortable, they're crucial in understanding our history.
"This is something that we don't normally think of when we think of American history," Dr. Griffin said. "We usually tend to think about the good aspects of our country's history, and most often we're encouraged to forget these aspects of our country's history."
The exhibit will have a special look for its #ShapingCLT program at 6 p.m on April 24. It will officially open to the public during regular business hours beginning on April 25, and will remain open through mid-July 2019.