Charlotte History Education Day: November 7, 2013 at 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.