|IN THE YEAR 2003
The May 20th Society is created to revive celebration of Charlotte is rich history and the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence.
MAY 18, 2006
Nationally known historian Michael Beschloss gives the inaugural May 20th Lecture at the historic Morehead Inn.
MAY 17 – 18, 2007
Nationally known historian David McCullough speaks at the Charlotte City Club on Charlotte’s Revolutionary history and the importance of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. On Friday, May 18 Charlotte celebrated the largest uptown commemoration since President Ford’s visit in 1975.
MAY 20, 2008
Award-winning and nationally recognized historian Ken Burns participates at The May 20th Society’s guest speaker series to celebrate the 233rd anniversary of the MeckDec telling the audience:
“And I think you have, particularly in this complicated city which has experienced so much remarkable growth in the last few decades, needs to have anchors that bring us back to a period in which event those newcomers can share and participate in”
MAY 20, 2010
To a crowd of more than 1,000 people, The May 20th Society unveiled the Spirit of Mecklenburg Statue located on the Little Sugar Creek Greenway – at the corner of 4th Street and Kings Drive.
MAY 20, 2013
MAY 20, 2014
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