CPCC hosts Charlotte History Education Day

last modified Oct 29, 2013 09:08 AM

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) has invited local educators to come and learn more about the history of Charlotte. CPCC will host its first Charlotte History Education Day on Nov. 7.

The day-long event, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., will give Mecklenburg-area teachers an opportunity to hear lectures, see exhibits and take a tour of historic sites. Activities will include a “sprint through Charlotte history,” featuring lectures and discussions led by seven local historians, a presentation on the history of African Americans in Charlotte, a panel discussion on the practice and art of teaching history, and a Charlotte history tour of important sites in the uptown area.

While Charlotte History Education Day is open to anyone with an interest in local history, CPCC has designed the event for teachers at the middle and high school levels.

Lectures and presentations will take place in Tate Hall, in the Overcash Building, on CPCC’s Central Campus. Approximately 50 local teachers have registered to attend. Local history organizations, societies and museums have been invited to set up exhibit tables.

For more information, see http://www.cpcc.edu/behavioral_social_sciences/clthistory, or contact Gloria Kelley, CPCC dean of library services, at Gloria.Kelley@cpcc.edu and 704.330.6441.

Central Piedmont Community College is one of the largest community colleges in the Carolinas, offering nearly 300 degree, diploma and certification programs, customized corporate training, market-focused continuing education, and special interest classes. CPCC is academically, financially and geographically accessible to all citizens of Mecklenburg County. In 2002, the National Alliance of Business named CPCC the Community College of the Year for its response to the workforce and technology needs of local employers and job seekers through innovative educational and training strategies. Established in 1963, CPCC is celebrating 50 years of service to Mecklenburg County residents, business and industry.