History

Supper with the Cherokee Trio: Corn, Beans, and Squash

The Cherokee trio of corn, beans, and squash have long been grown together for a more robust harvest and superior flavor. But that doesn’t mean you’ll see them all on one plate. (Well, maybe, if you know where to look.)

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Ramblin’ Man: The Coharie Queen

Joyce Locklear knows the tribe’s dances because she danced them. She knows its struggles because she lived them. She knows the next generation because she taught them.

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The Man Who Built Charlotte

Hugh McColl — always brash, bold, and thinking big — reshaped the banking industry in the United States, and turned a medium-size city into a metropolis. And he’s not done yet.

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Livingstone College Kicked Off a Football Tradition

A game played by Livingstone College in Salisbury and Biddle University in Charlotte — now Johnson C. Smith University — was the first football game between black colleges in United States history.

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When the Water Comes: Decoration Day

Every year, an old family cemetery tucked in the woods on the northern shore of Fontana Lake becomes a gathering place. One woman, whose parents and grandparents worked this land, returns to ensure that a Southern mountain tradition carries on — rain or shine.

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The Women Pilots of WWII

At Camp Davis in Onslow County, members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots played an integral role during World War II, and proved that women belong in the cockpit.

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Saving a Seat to Inspire Change

For Phil Freelon, the architect who transformed a lunch counter into a civil rights museum, inspiration comes from the powerful stories behind ordinary objects.

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