The May 20th Society to bring British historian & author Andrew Roberts to Central Piedmont

last modified Apr 11, 2019 02:25 PM

WHAT: The May 20th Society is proud to bring British historian and author Andrew Roberts to Central Piedmont Community College’s Tate Hall on May 2, in celebration of the 244thanniversary of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence.

The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence was a document signed by a committee of Mecklenburg County citizens on May 20, 1775. It was the first declaration of its kind made in the Thirteen Colonies to proclaim independence from Great Britain during the American Revolution.

As a result, the document is an important part of the Queen City’s past, which is why the May 20thSociety has asked Roberts, an award-winning author of history, to speak in Charlotte as part of its Tenth Speaker Series, which is beingsponsored by Domtar, Aston Properties, Foundry Commercial, and the International Churchill Society.

Roberts is the bestselling author of “Churchill: Walking with Destiny,” “The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War,” “Masters and Commanders: How Four Titans Won the War in the West, 1941 – 1945,” and “Napoleon: A Life,” which won the L.A. Times Book Prize for Biography.

In addition to topping the bestseller’s list, the British native has won a number of awards, including the Wolfson History Prize, the ICS Churchill Award for Literacy, and the British Army Military Book Award. In his down time, he frequently writes for The Wall Street Journal and serves as the Roger and Marth Mertz Visiting Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

WHEN: Thursday, May 2; 7 p.m.

WHERE: Central Piedmont Central Campus, Overcash Center, Tate Hall, 1206 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte

TICKETS: The event is open to the public. Tickets are $100 and may be purchased online at, online at, at the Central Piedmont Box Office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday, or by calling 704.330.6534. 

PARKING/CONTACT: Free public parking is available in Central Piedmont’s parking deck 4, accessible from East 4thSt. See the Central Campus map for the location.