“The World Should Know …” Charlottean Mattie Marshall
Visiting with Ms. Mattie Marshall on Charlotte’s West Side – By Page Leggett
“Washington Heights is a front-porch kind of place. Neighbors care about each other. It is as much about love and a commitment to community as it is about the architecture.” – Mattie Marshall
Mattie Marshall – AKA “Ms. Mattie” – is as much a part of west Charlotte as Johnson C. Smith University and Northwest School of the Arts. For more than 30 years, she has worked to make her corner of Charlotte a special place. Click the button below to explore Ms. Mattie’s story and her beautiful love affair with the historic Washington Heights community and its neighbors.
This is the third and final installment of “The World Should Know …” a special series exploring a remarkable Charlottean through a written story, a podcast and an original work of art by a Charlotte-based creative made in honor of the subject.
MAIN IMAGE CREDIT: Sarafina Wright
THERE’S MORE TO THE STORY
Explore more of Mattie Marshall’s story through special content created to accompany this story.
Ms. Mattie must be heard in her own words … and in her own voice. Click below to enjoy a special podcast conversation with Ms. Mattie conducted by Tim Miner.
To complement this story, Charlotte artist DeNeer Davis designed a custom pair of shoes in Ms. Mattie’s honor. See them on Instagram here.
“The World Should Know” is a special content series developed by Charlotte Is Creative in partnership with Tom Hanchett and Winston Robinson and sponsored by the North Carolina Humanities Council. Enjoy previous installments about Rudean Harris and Tommie Robinson.
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