Friday Jan. 10, 2020 
10:00 am
Providence United
Methodist Church

anuary 10, 2020

Tom Hanchett, Ph.D.

Topic: The History of Segregated    

Housing in Charlotte

Popular speaker Dr. Tom Hanchett visits to talk about the new edition of his history of Charlotte, Sorting Out the New South City, just published by UNC Press. He'll explore Charlotte's growth -- and the surprising history of racial and economic segregation over time

Best known for his 16 years with Levine Museum of the New South, Dr. Hanchett is now Historian-in-Residence with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. Charlotte Magazine calls him "Charlotte's Dr. History" and named him a 2015 Charlottean of the Year."



Dr. Tom Hanchett is the eminent community historian in Charlotte, NC. He has been a frequent and very popular speaker to Senior Scholars. In this presentation, Tom will discuss the history of racial segregation in Charlotte neighborhoods from the 1800's to the present day. 

Tom is an expert on the history of Charlotte's people, streets and buildings. He has been associated with various Charlotte community groups and with Levine Museum of the New South. Previously he served as Staff Historian for 16 years at the Levine Museum where he curated the permanent exhibition "Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers" (named best in the Southeast by the South East Museums Conference), and a string of national-award-winning temporary exhibitions including "COURAGE" abut the Carolina roots of the "Brown v. Board" of Education Civil Rights case.

Tom's writings range widely on urban history and Southern culture: a book about Charlotte's neighborhoods, Sorting Out the New South City: Race, Class & Urban Development in Charlotte (UNC Press); an essay exploring the history of US shopping malls; a monthly newspaper column Food From Home; and more.

Educated at Cornell University, University of Chicago, and UNC Chapel Hill. Tom plays fiddle in his spare time.



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You don't want to be standing in a long line in January!

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2020 Topics 

Climate Change

India and Pakistan 

Red Sea Security 


Human Trafficking

Northern Triangle 

China’s Road into Latin America

The Philippines and the U.S. 

Artificial Intelligence and Data 

THE GREAT DECISIONS books are here. Please pickup before or after the meeting. Additional books are available for sale. The cost is $27.

New Member Meet & Greet

Join us for coffee &/or tea 

Come early before the opening 10 AM bell, any meeting Friday, to enjoy coffee or hot tea, meet fellow scholars and make new friends who share common interests.

Organized by Carol Kesmodel 


April 27 to April 30, 2020


Wildacres Retreat

Registration opens January 24, 2020


Cost: $250 per person Double Occupancy

 Relaxing days of learning, reflection,

fellowship, laughter, entertainment, solitude,

relaxing and hiking at this beautiful

1,400 acre wilderness retreat

near the Blue Ridge Parkway

in the spectacular mountains

of western North Carolina.

Organized by: Wade Alley & Jim Renger 


Loren Fauchier, Ph.D.


“The Rise of a New Cold War: China, Russia and the U.S.”


Looking for a Tech Team Member
to learn the web site hosting application

Time commitment is approximately
one to two hours per week

If you are interested,
please contact Mitzi Czapla

Senior Scholars Meets Friday Mornings 10 AM - 11 AM

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