Free history program at Duke Mansion: Trail of History: BBQ & Politics

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Since the days of George Washington, political candidates have connected with constituents at community barbecues, including the well-known Mallard Creek Barbecue, which began in 1929.

The Duke Mansion and Levine Museum of the New South explore that tasty tradition in Mecklenburg County with a free showing of the CPCC Television show, “Trail of History: BBQ & Politics,” followed by conversation with CPCC Professor Gary Ritter and interviewees from the show. The program takes place on Sunday, March 4 at 3 pm at The Duke Mansion, 400 Hermitage Road in Charlotte.

Reservations are required. To reserve a spot, email ecovington@tlwf.org or call 704/714 -4445.
Learn how the combination of churches and barbecue set the tone for political campaigning in the South and helped increase involvement in politics and the democratic process.

“Trail of History: BBQ & Politics” is part of the Explore History! series sponsored by Levine Museum and The Duke Mansion. For more details, visitwww.dukemansion.org.

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