August Honoree:

Mattie Marshall

Founder, and Community Leader

When Mattie Marshall moved to Charlotte’s Washington Heights neighborhood in 1976, she was stunned to see something she had never experienced even growing up as a sharecropper in the segregated cotton fields of Georgia.  “I often recall the tears in my eyes when I would see some of the young people walking by with their heads down,” she says. “That did not look right to me. Growing up in Georgia we had a lot of dignity, respect and pride about life—a lot of love. You never walked around with your head down, hopeless or dragging your feet.” Rather than flee from the... Read Full Bio

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The Heritage Calendar 2015

The Heritage Calendar honors men and women of all races who have contributed significantly to the lives and experiences of African Americans in the State. In addition to monthly honorees, the calendar also highlights dates of significance in North Carolina and nationally.

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