Students Help Design Levine Museum Exhibition

students working at the Levine Museum
Monday, March 4, 2019
An architectural history class is designing "The Legacy of Lynching" exhibit for the Levine Museum.

Students in the architectural history class “Museums: Southeast + Beyond” are working with the Levine Museum of the New South to design and present the exhibition The Legacy of Lynching. Coming to Charlotte from the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, the exhibition will open on April 24 and will be on view through June 17.

On April 26, 2018, the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) opened The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, an effort that was rooted in the EJI’s research into the thousands of racial terror lynchings that took place in the American South between 1877 and 1950. The Legacy of Lynching exhibition draws upon that research.

Taught by Associate Professor of Architectural History Emily Makas and Director of Galleries Adam Justice, the 12 students in the “Museums” class include 10 undergraduate architecture students, one graduate architecture student, and one graduate public history student.

Pictured: UNC Charlotte students discuss exhibition designs at the Levine Museum.