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A Timeline Of Our History
Without the vision and unwavering determination of co-founders Dr. Mary T. Harper and Dr. Bertha Maxwell Roddey, the Gantt Center — this prominent, public space established to celebrate the African-American experience — would not exist. Demolished inner-city neighborhoods coupled with campus unrest launched a battle to preserve Charlotte’s African-American history. What some deemed only a possibility 40 years ago has grown, step-by-step, to become the region’s destination for African-American art, history and culture.