It’s hard to find someone who is more fiercely proud of being a native Charlottean than Winston Robinson. Winston is so tied to his community, his nickname is”Wilmo” — inspired by his native neighborhood of Wilmore. Winston sees the Queen City with clear eyes. He sees the real Charlotte … and he’s working to make it better for everyone. He has served as past president of the Lockwood Neighborhood Association and is currently an active resident in McCrory Heights. He shares his deep knowledge of Civil Rights history in Charlotte and its reverberations outside of Charlotte.
He is also the founder of The Applesauce Group and A Vibe Called Fresh — an annual food and music festival focused on encourages viable homeownership & wealth creation to historically marginalized people. In just two years, this event at Camp North End has inspired more than 40 first-time homeowners.
He spoke to a packed house at the March 6 gathering of CreativeMornings/Charlotte (just before the onset of social distancing) and he sat down afterwards to discuss the global topic of “Identity” with Matt Olin and Tim Miner.
PHOTO CREDIT: Steven Lamar
Listen to Winston’s Chat with Matt Olin and Tim Miner
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