Levine Museum of the New South

Artwork courtesy of the Levine Museum of the New South

In a historic photograph at the Levine Museum of the New South, a young Dorothy Counts-Scoggins makes her way up the auditorium stairs to enter her new school.

A mob of white students crowd her, some noticeably jeering, others wielding scowls. It was the fall of 1957, and she was the first Black student to integrate Harding High School. She was 15 years old.

Looking at that photo, museum visitors today may wonder, How must she have felt in that pivotal moment in history?

Now, through a new program designed in partnership with the Arts & Science Council and Charlotte tech company AVO Inisghts, they no longer need to wonder. Interactive CLT, a new augmented reality initiative, is intended to engage museum-goers in deeper conversations with local art and exhibits through an app people download onto their phones.

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