Charlotte History Education Day

Date: November 6, 2014

Time: 8:00AM to 4:00PM

Location: CPCC Central Campus, Hall Building, Room 304

This is a Free event, but registration is required!

Enjoy a fun filled day learning more about the history of the various groups of people who settled in Mecklenburg County. Historian as well as historic organizations will bring to life the history that is so often taken for granted. The schedule provides a broad outline of what you can expect to discuss about Charlotte: A city of Newcomers.

To register, please click here.

8:00AM   Registration

8:30AM  Presentations by local historic sites

9:30AM  Presentations about histories of social groups in Mecklenburg Count:

  • Native Americans
  • Scots-Irish, Germans and Europeans
  • African Americans
  • South and East Asians
  • Hispanics/Latinos
  • Internal Migrations


11:00AM   Presentation on teaching history for schools

12:00AM   Lunch

12:30PM   Bus Tour orientation (during lunch)

1:00PM    Tour: "Charlotte in Black & White...and more"

4:00PM    Return to CPCC







Charlotte History Education Day 2013

Educators from around the area attended the Charlotte History Education Day on November 7, 2013. The programs in the morning took place in Tate Hall at the CPCC Central Campus. Local historians and other educators presented a lively “Sprint Through Charlotte History” looking at the history of Mecklenburg County from the Native Americans and the founding of the county up to today. Steve Crump from WBTV presented about “Blacks in Charlotte” and the history of Civil Rights in Mecklenburg County. A panel discussion of educators from CMS, CPCC and UNC Charlotte discussed “The Art and Practice of Teaching History.” In the afternoon, participants visited the Captain James Jack statue on the Sugar Creek Greenway, the Liberty Walk in downtown Charlotte, the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Library, and the Levine Museum of the New South. Thanks go to everyone who made the program possible. Another Charlotte History Education Day is planned for 2014.

To access the "Sprint Through Charlotte History" presentation slides,
click here.