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North Carolina - Charlotte: Harvey Gantt

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Tom Dent interviews Harvey Gantt in Charlotte, North Carolina. They discuss Gantt's recent unsuccessful Senate run against Jesse Helms, whose election tactics were designed to be divisive and racist. Gantt talks about why he decided to run and the importance of people of color running for office. There was an educational process necessary within the Black community during the election campaign. Gantt discusses the differences between North Carolina and South Carolina and between the cities of North Carolina. He talks about his decision to leave Charleston, South Carolina for college at Iowa State University and why he returned to the South to become the first African American student to attend Clemson University. He discusses his life as an architect and a politician.
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1991 04 25
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Southern Journey Oral History Collection

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