Aug. 16, 2016
Local historian Tom Hanchett’s presentation today on some of the people who lived in Charlotte’s McCrorey Heights neighborhood prompted an outpouring of comments, reflections and additional information from Forum participants.
And that’s exactly what Hanchett had hoped for.
Retired from his longtime perch as historian at the Levine Museum of the New South, Hanchett is now returning, as he said this morning, to his first love of tracking down the hyperlocal history of neighborhoods. Hanchett’s reputation was given a boost by his 1998 book, “Sorting Out the New South City: Race, Class, and Urban Development in Charlotte, 1875-1975.”
The video below captures Hanchett’s presentation and the many questions and comments made during the session. Seasickness warning: To record video of the various speakers, the single camera was frequently in motion until settling on a new speaker.
Below the video are the slides from Hanchett’s presentation.