Here’s how you can help save a piece of Charlotte history

“Progress is not built on forgetting — progress is built on understanding,” said Ting Li, creative director of local creative agency Pixelatoms.

That’s why Li, 32, his volunteer partners and Gallery Twenty-Two are hosting an art event to help the city better understand Charlotte’s history — and raise funds to save a piece of it.

The July 8 art event “Awaken: Saving the Queen City” at Gallery Twenty-Two will feature works by local artists related to Charlotte history, plus illustrations of local historic landmarks by Pixelatoms. It will raise funds to save the 1920s-era Siloam Rosenwald School, which educated African-American children during the Jim Crow era.

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(Charlotte Five, 7/3/17)