The May 20th Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that endeavors to capture and celebrate Charlotte’s rebellious and visionary spirit and history—a history that began on May 20, 1775, when two dozen prominent civic leaders signed and approved The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence (MeckDec) – the first declaration of independence in America! Since 2003, The May 20th Society has been raising funds to bring history alive in Charlotte with its speaker series, noon commemoration of the MeckDec, unveiling of The Spirit of Mecklenburg statue and creation of the Charlotte Liberty Walk. Join us to celebrate the history of the MeckDec!

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DUE TO COVID 19, EVENTS MAY BE CANCELLED.  PLEASE CHECK BACK TO CONFIRM PRIOR TO ATTENDING.

2020 MECKDEC Event Schedule

Sunday, May 17,  2020:

TBC:  Captain Jack  Historical Bike Ride
time: 2:00pm
location: Start at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
event:
In the Summer of 1775, Captain James Jack rode 450 miles to deliver the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence to Congress. In honor of his historic ride, we invite you to participate in a historic bike ride from the Olde Mecklenburg Brewery to various historical locations around Charlotte relevant to Captain Jack. The ride will be leaving from Olde Mecklenburg Brewery and finishing there with a social upon return.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020:

Noon Commemoration
time:
12:00pm
location:
Virtual Lunch and Learn
event:
In partnership with the Charlotte Museum of History, join us for this virtual lunch and learn where Scott Syfert will chat with Landis Wade of Charlotte Readers Podcast about his search for the truth about the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. Be sure to bring your own lunch.

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CAPTAIN JACK DINNER HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020:

Annual Captain James Jack Colonial Dinner
time
: Cancelled
location: Cancelled
event
Due to COVID 19 concerns, this event has been cancelled.