Charlotte History Education Day


Charlotte History Education Day  2014: "Charlotte: A City of  Newcomers"

Educators from CMS attended the Charlotte History Education Day held at CPCC on November 6, 2014. Representatives from historic sites in the area hosting school tours gave presentations about their facilities: Historic Latta Plantation, the President James K. Polk State Historic Site, and The Charlotte Museum of History. CPCC faculty, local historians and community leaders gave presentations about the histories of some of the social groups who moved to Charlotte since its founding. Justin Ashley from CMS gave some examples of innovative ways to teach history for schools. After lunch, participants went on a bus tour of local sites including the history of the African American community and recent immigrants.


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.

8:00 AM       Registration

8:30 AM       Presentations by local historic sites

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

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


11:00 AM     Presentation on teaching history for schools

12:00 PM     Lunch

12:30 PM     Bus Tour orientation (during lunch)

1:00 PM       Tour: “Charlotte in Black & White…and More”

4:00 PM       Return to CPCC