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The Biscuit Podcast: Winston Robinson (AKA Wilmo)by Andy Goh on March 12, 2020
It’s hard to find someone who is more fiercely proud of being a native Charlottean than Winston Robinson. So much so, that Robinson’s nickname of “Wilmo” is inspired by his native neighborhood of Wilmore. Looking around, 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 juyst two years, this event at Camp North End has inspired more than 40 first-time homeowners.
Listen to Winston’s Chat with Matt and Tim
In today’s episode of The Biscuit CLT Podcast – CMCLT Rewind, hosts Tim Miner and Matt Olin talk to Winston immediately following his talk at the March CreativeMornings/Charlotte. Winston brought the house down in just 20 minutes, delivering an energetic, emotional, sobering and deeply personal address in front of 375 attendees at Divine Barrel Brewing.
Immediately after the event, Winston spoke to Matt and Tim about what being a native Charlottean means to him, what he wanted to convey when speaking about codeswitching in his CMCLT speech and his thoughts on the current state of The Excelsior Club. Listen below.
PHOTO CREDIT: Steven Lamar
READ MORE ABOUT WILMO’S WORK
A Vibe Called Fresh: IG
Applesauce Group (Brand New!): IG
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