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Panel to Discuss Carver College History

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Update, March 4, 2022:  Atkins Library hosted the virtual panel discussion Fates Intertwined: Carver College and Its Connection to UNC Charlotte on February 16, 2022. View recording.

In celebration of Black History Month, please join us for a panel exploring Black education in Charlotte and the creation of Carver College. Opened in September 1949 during the era of segregation, Carver College began as a junior college serving African Americans and was the counterpart to Charlotte College (which later became UNC Charlotte). 

Carver College operated out of the basement of Second Ward High School and offered courses in liberal arts, business, vocational studies, and an accelerated high school program. In 1963, the school’s name was changed to Mecklenburg College and then merged with the Industrial Education Center to form Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC). 

Join us virtually on February 16, 2022, at 4 pm for the panel discussion Fates Intertwined: Carver College and Its Connection to UNC Charlotte. The event will feature Atkins Library’s Adreonna Bennett in conversation with historian Pamela Grundy, Carver college alumnus John Love Sr., CPCC archivist Erin Allsop, and UNC Charlotte graduate student Sylvia Marshall. Atkins is proud to partner with CPCC and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Black Heritage Committee to bring you this event. Please register here.

We invite everyone to visit the corresponding Fates Intertwined exhibit, currently on display on the main floor of Atkins Library. The exhibit examines the creation of Carver College and its transition into Central Piedmont Community College. On display are selected materials from the special collections and archives of Atkins Library and Central Piedmont Community College.