Buy Tickets Now

If you prefer to buy tickets over the phone, please call: 704.372.1000

What You Didn't Learn in High School History

A Lecture and Panel Discussion that Sheds Light on the "Myth of Absence"

Sep 9, 2013 Knight Theater

  • Pricing:
  • Presented by:


Experience a dynamic evening of enlightenment and inspiration as historian and renowned art collector Bernard Kinsey takes you on a journey of discovery through the many untold stories of African American history, accomplishments and contributions.

Witness his signature passion for art and history as Kinsey debunks the more than 400-year old “myth of absence” in American history. Drawing from the extensive collection of artistic and historical treasures amassed in “The Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, Where Art and History Intersect,” Kinsey reveals long-ignored stories of the roles African Americans played in the making of America. Enjoyed by more than 40,000 people over the past seven years, this multimedia presentation changes the way people view themselves and the contributions of African Americans.

Joining Kinsey for a lively discussion of the evolution of African American life since the 1600s will be Dr. Tom Hanchett, staff historian at Levine Museum of the New South. Moderating the discussion will be Mike Collins, host of WFAE ’s popular Charlotte Talks.
Immediately following the lecture and discussion, join Bernard, Shirley and Khalil Kinsey for a reception, book signing and tour of “The Kinsey Collection” at the Harvey B. Gantt Center.

This is evening is not to be missed. For more information, visit:

Wells Fargo is presenting the national tour of The Kinsey Collection in recognition of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Event Showings

Click the calendar icon below to add the event to your calendar.

This event has already occured.