Charlotte Liberty Walk Dedication of Ishmael Titus Plaque
GUEST SPEAKERS KEN LEMON OF ABC TV WSOC, SCOTT SYFERT OF MVA LAW and PRAYERS BY PASTOR REG ALEXANDER.
The Charlotte Liberty Walk is a public/private partnership that celebrates the revolutionary history of the City of Charlotte. This 1 mile trail linking important sites in the revolutionary history will serve as an important educational tool for visitors and residents alike. The Charlotte Department of Transportation and Engineering and Property Management worked collaboratively with the May 20th Society to design, select, and install more than 125 granite markers delineating the trail along Uptown streets. Additionally, the project team installed and moved several bronze markers which identify locations of interest. The project culminated with the installation of a 5,000lb granite marker at the intersection of Trade and Tryon that commemorates the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. Staff continues to work with the May 20th Society on additional monuments that will be installed during the coming year.
Ishmael Titus is a well known black hero of local battles including Camden, King's Mountain and more, Titus recently had his record over-turned and corrected by Michael Scoggins of the York County Museum and The Southern Revolutionary War Institute. Private Titus became the third painting completed in late 2012 by the ARWLHC and unveiled at the Daughters of the American Revolution 2012 Constitution Day ceremonies held on the Cleveland County Courthouse steps. Guest speakers included Martin CJ Mongiello as Colonel Hambright, Dan Woodruff as Colonel Cleveland, Pastor Williams of Grover, NC, Mic Scoggins, Author of two books on black heroes and Marge Senn from the Colonel Cleveland Chapter of the DAR in Shelby, NC. Shirley Brutko also attended from the Colonel Frederick Hambright chapter of the DAR with Mark Anthony from the SC Sons of the American Revolution.
Additional studies, possible exhumation of body, DNA testing and family court cases are in need of assistance. You can assist the family and the ARWLHC by reading more research completed at @[NjQyMTgzOTU5MjA4MTA3Omh0dHBcYS8vd3d3LmFyd2xoYy5jb20vOjo=:www.arwlhc.com], in a long and concise thread of accomplishment.
This was the first painting completed in world history of Titus. The Titus family visit in early July of 2013 and seeks to further reverse court orders and denial of VA pension claims with the help of the ARWLHC.
In August of 2013 it was stated the intention of the ARWLHC was also to attain an official VA marker for his grave.
Martin and Stormy Mongiello of The American Revolutionary War Living History Center (ARWLHC) at The Inn of the Patriots, and Presidential Service Center, created the research program for, developed and funded the image of Ishmael Titus.
A gold Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) will be awarded the day of to Solomon Titus Taylor from The Presidential Service Center for his work on linking the two families of north and south and in working on the new project.