Archive: Month: May 2008
Documentary Guru Here Helpin’ Tout Area History

I chatted with the genius sprite of PBS, Ken Burns, on the rooftop patio of the uptown Mint on Tuesday night. Hosts of the party: The May 20 Society – passionate patriots proclaiming their love of our bold “Meck Dec” Declaration of Independence in 1775. Read more. Jeff Elder Charlotte Observer May 22, 2008

The Mecklenburg Declaration

Whether history or hoax, it reflects spirit of Mecklenburg in 1775, when people were ready to fight for freedom Mention the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence and listeners split into two camps: Believers: They point to ample evidence – including statements from participants – that 27 freedom-loving men met in Charlotte on May 20, 1775… Read […]

Defending the MecDec

233 years ago, Mecklenburg settlers signed a groundbreaking Declaration of Independence…right? Read more. Amy Baldwin Charlotte Observer May 12, 2008

James Jack Returns

Young professionals remember the real rebels “Who will take this declaration to Philadelphia for us?” cries the man on the steps. Thundering down Tryon Street on horseback comes James Jack. To the crowd’s amazement, he rides up to the courthouse steps, shouting, “I will!” Read more. Laurie Prince Charlotte Magazine May, 2008

Captain Jack’s Bike Ride

Captures Spirit of MecDec Commemorates Historic 1775 Ride The May 20th Society is partnering with Charlotte Health and Fitness (CHF) magazine on a bike ride to commemorate Charlotte’s original rebel, Captain James Jack. Read more. Charlotte Health and Fitness Magazine May, 2008

It’s the Type Of Story That Inspires Epic Novels

There are heroes and villains. The plot features intrigue, treason, and narrow escapes. It’s the story of Charlotte. Read more. Uptown Magazine May, 2008