We’ll visit Charlotte as it was in the 1930’s. We’ll talk with Dr. Tom Hanchett from the Levine Museum to share the comparisons from the Great Depression here in Charlotte to the economic downturn we’ve experienced in the last year. We’ll talk about what happened, about the recovery back then, and how city leaders can learn from what leaders did back then to get Charlotte back on track. We’ll also hear how Depression-era Charlotteans celebrated the holidays.
Dr. Tom Hanchett – Staff historian at Levine Museum at the New South
Thomas Cole – Librarian, Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg Library
- Resource | The Charlotte Mecklenburg Story
The Creative Loafing’s John Grooms joins us to talk about the state of alternative media in Charlotte and its relationship to the traditional media. We’ll also talk about his career, including his many years at Creative Loafing, but also some surprising items on his resume. Grooms has put together a collection of his award-winning essays, news features and humor pieces, called Deliver Us From Weasels.
John Grooms – Columnist and former Editor of Creative Loafing in Charlotte. Author of Deliver Us From Weasels
- Creative Loafing’s website
- Website for Deliver Us From Weasels
- Event | Reading Dec. 11th, 6:30p at Park Road Books
- Event | Book Launch Party Dec. 20th at The Evening Muse
- Event | Signing Jan. 16th, 1pm at Joseph Beth Booksellers