RealtorĀ® Hot Topic: Bringing the History of Charlotte to Life: Charlotte in Black & White and More

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Date | Friday, February 24, 2023

Time | 9:30 a.m.-10 a.m. - Registration, networking, light breakfast | 10 a.m.-Noon - Program

Location | Canopy Realtor® Association, 1120 Pearl Park Way, Charlotte, NC 28204

Program Description

Hear from two Charlotte history experts and learn how key decisions have influenced the city’s growth and development, how race and ethnicity have played a role in these decisions and how these decisions influence the Queen City's present and future. Community Building Initiative and virtual bus tour guides Tom Hanchett and Annetta Foard will take you on a fascinating video tour around Charlotte and shed light on these questions while exploring “what’s in the ground” and bring the history of Charlotte to life. This is an in-person event!

This program is sponsored by Canopy's Diversity and Inclusion Alliance. For information on membership email 



Dr. Tom Hanchett is a community historian in Charlotte. Educated at Cornell University, University of Chicago, and UNC Chapel Hill, he served as Staff Historian for 16 years at Levine Museum of the New South where he helped curate a string of national award-winning exhibits including the permanent installation "Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers". Tom writes widely on urban history and Southern culture, including the book "Sorting Out the New South City: Race, Class & Urban Development in Charlotte" and a monthly column “Food From Home" in the Charlotte Observer. Charlotte Magazine named him a Charlottean of the Year in 2015.


Annetta Watkins-Foard is a Program Coordinator for the Community Building Initiative (CBI). CBI is a non-profit organization whose mission is to give people and organizations the knowledge and courage to fight bias, remove barriers to opportunity, and build a more equitable and just Charlotte-Mecklenburg. Annetta works specifically with the Leaders Under 40 Leadership program (LU40) for rising leaders in the Charlotte Mecklenburg community. Annetta also has oversight for the CBI’s Charlotte in Black, White and more… historical bus tours of the community.


No Show Policy
This is a free member event; however, a $25 no-show fee will be assessed if you register and do not cancel before the event. Please contact Courtney McLaughlin at 704-940-3128 or with any questions.



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