What’s next for Latta Plantation?
Mecklenburg commissioners will get an update today on plans to reopen Historic Latta Plantation.
…assuming the location keeps that official name.
In a county presentation prepared for today’s meeting, a new mission and vision statement refers to “Latta Place.”
You might recall: The site has been closed since June 2021 following public pushback over plans for a controversial program scheduled for Juneteenth. Critics said the event was too sympathetic to white enslavers.
Stay informed with news and events that impact Charlotte’s Black communities.
The county has now completed Part 1 of a three-part process to reopen the historic site.
Looking ahead: When the site does reopen (scheduled for FY2023), programming will be guided by “Truth – Transparency – Compassion –Transformation – Unity,” according to the presentation.
In a survey of 917 people contacted last December, 70% said they were aware of Historic Latta, and of those, 55% said they had visited the site in the past year.
From among those who had not visited came this response:
“Because I am Black. I’m sure you can put two and two together on that one.”
Preview the presentation. Today’s meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m.
This item first appeared in our morning newsletter, which is delivered Monday through Saturday to more than 7,000 smart subscribers in the Charlotte area. You can become one of them.
Leave a Reply