The Carolinas get real about racial equality: A conversation with Charlotte’s first black mayor

CHARLOTTE — All this week, Channel 9 is going in-depth on the issues of race that affect and shape our community.

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One man who’s been fighting that battle for decades is Harvey Gantt, who was the first black man elected mayor of Charlotte in 1983.

Channel 9 anchor Erica Bryant sat down with Gantt, who said he is encouraged by people of diverse backgrounds coming together to protest peacefully, but those we don’t see or hear that have him concerned.

>> In the video at the top of the page, Erica spoke with Grantt about the racial divide he sees and how everyone can work to fix it.