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Episode three of Biographical Conversations with Harvey Gantt retraces his bid for a third Mayoral term of Charlotte to his two political races against Jessie Helms for the US Senate.
Episode two of Biographical Conversations with Harvey Gantt explores the political path that led him to become a City Council member and the Mayor of Charlotte.
Episode one of Biographical Conversations with Harvey Gantt traces the future Charlotte mayor’s path from his childhood in Charleston, SC, to his solo integration of Clemson University, at the age of 20, in January 1963.
Harvey Gantt shares how voting became a risky business for his father to undertake during the segregated days in the south. His father became a card-carrying member of the NAACP. Harvey also shares some family traditions.
Harvey Gantt expresses why he feared Mrs. Wiggs, a Kindergarten teacher. His mother demanded he attend Mrs. Wiggs class to gain the best education.
Harvey Gantt shares what led to his changed opinion of Mrs. Wiggs. She became one of his best teachers and the sweetest of teachers. Harvey Gantt expresses how Mrs. Wiggs' teachings led to him advancing from Kindergarten to third grade.
Harvey Gantt gives insight to how the city attracted and landed the NBA Hornets Basketball to play in Charlotte. Harvey Gantt also shares his thought of Mr. Shinn, the Owner of the Hornets, after meeting him for the first time.
Harvey Gantt gives clarity to the statement; "A mayor is not worth his salt if he can’t help create a few black millionaires by the time his term is over." The statement was restated and muddled by Jessie Helms to create racial discord during the Helms/Gantt race for US Senate.
In Episode 3 of Biographical Conversations with Eva Clayton begins with the five-term US Representatives’ recollections of the 1994 mid-term elections, which saw Republicans assume majorities in both chambers of Congress. Eva Clayton shares insights to what forced the government into two government shutdowns, which lead to some government workers being furloughed…other people—services were denied
In episode 2 of Biographical Conversations with Eva Clayton, after her 1968 congressional campaign, Mrs. Clayton decided to devote her time and energy to Soul City, a project funded by the federal government. Eva Clayton worked closely with the Civil Rights pioneer and attorney Floyd McKissick in creating a new town model that featured a design for an entire community.
In episode 1 of Biographical Conversations with Eva Clayton, the future US Representative discusses her childhood in Augusta, Georgia. The show also reflects on Eva Clayton’s high school and college eras, as well as, the time she met and married her husband, TT Clayton. The shows final minutes shares with viewers how Eva Clayton and her husband were first attracted to politics.
On taking her seat in the US House of Representatives in 1992, Eva Clayton became the first African American to represent North Carolina in the House since George Henry White was elected to his second and last term in 1898. She was re-elected and served for five terms. UNC-TV is honored to add Eva Clayton to our latest series of Biographical Conversations with notable North Carolinians
Eva Clayton shares how her father's job as an Iceman developed leadership skills in him, as well as, in her career. Her father encouraged his co-workers to take a stand against poor working conditions. After Eva’s father and his co-workers talked about quitting the company, her father had turned in his work keys and quit the job, only to find out his co-workers had given him “gate post talk.”
Eva Clayton describes how you can develop valuable personal skills. She gives details to how her father developed strong personal skills with only a sixth-grade education. She declares that anyone can acquire skills using some of her father’s examples on developing skills.
Eva Clayton shares the strategies used in getting both fellow Democrats and Republicans to help her in drafting and passing bills that benefited North Carolina’s Agriculture Industry.
Eva Clayton expresses her serious concerns for the lack of good qualities in candidates running for political offices. She expressed that there are a lack of good candidates in both parties, the Democrats and Republicans, running for offices. She declared that the poor quality in candidates is impacting the voting turnouts during political races.
Despite his passionate embrace of African heritage and tradition, Chuck Davis did not get to travel to the continent until the late 1970s. But as he explains in Episode 3 of Biographical Conversations with Chuck Davis, it was worth the wait. “It’s a different feeling when you are on the sacred Earth. From the land where you know all of life form began.”
Episode 2 begins with Dr. Davis’ first performances in New York City, as a member of the legendary drummer Babatunda Olatunji’s company. Dr. Davis reveled in the city’s vibrant culture, and recalls an encounter with Duke Ellington. In the meantime, Dr. Davis studied a wide spectrum of dance, sneaking into Julliard to catch a class with the Martha Graham.
Chuck Davis looks back on his high school graduation and expresses why his family was very excited to see him graduate.
Chuck Davis gives insights to how dance can help people to overcome tragedies that occur in society.
Chuck Davis explains why he greets every audience with the African greeting, "A-go-a-May
Chuck Davis shares why he was drawn to working in the medical field before he began to dance.
Chuck Davis expresses how the early Tarzan movies inspired him to create a dance company.
In Episode 1 of Biographical Conversations with Chuck Davis, the dance maestro describes his childhood in a close-knit neighborhood of Raleigh. “Nowadays, says Dr. Davis, we have adopted the old Nigerian adage that it takes a village to raise a child. In our community, that was taken for granted. Young Charles Davis grew up surrounded by elders who demanded respect. “
Episode three reflects on the two political races against Jessie Helms for the US Senate.
Episode two explores Harvey Gantt's path to become a City Council member and Mayor.
Harvey Gantt traces the future Charlotte mayor’s path from his childhood in Charleston, SC
Harvey Gantt shares how voting became a risky business for his father.
Harvey Gantt expresses why his mother demanded he attend Mrs. Wiggs class.
Harvey Gantt shares how Mrs. Wiggs became his best teaches.
Harvey Gantt gives to how the city attracted the NBA Hornets to play in Charlotte.
Harvey Gantt clarifies statement that Jessie Helms muddled during the race for US Senate.
Eva Clayton shares insights to what forced the government into two government shutdowns.
Eva Clayton worked with the Civil Rights pioneer Floyd McKissick to create Soul City.
Eva Clayton reflects on her high school and college eras and her marriage to TT Clayton.
Three-part series begins Thursday, January 7th!
Eva Clayton tells how her father developed personal skills with only a 6-grade education.
Eva Clayton tells how her father developed personal skills with only a 6-grade education.
Eva Clayton shares strategies used in getting Democrats and Republicans to pass bills.
Eva Clayton expresses concerns for poor qualities in candidates running for offices.
In Episode 3, Chuck Davis describes his travel to Africa.
In Episode 2, Chuck Davis begins with his first performances in New York City.
Chuck Davis looks back on his high school graduation.
Chuck Davis gives insights to how dance can help people to overcome tragedies.
Chuck Davis explains why he greets every audience with an African greeting.
Chuck Davis shares why he was drawn to working in the medical field.
Chuck Davis explains how the Tarzan movies inspired him to create his dance company.
In Episode 1, Chuck Davis, the dance maestro describes his childhood.
In this ongoing interview series, UNC-TV's Shannon Vickery provides one-on-one biographical conversations with the Tar Heel State's most influential and important figures.
North Carolina is a state rich in history and tradition. And over the decades and centuries since its inception, the state has produced artists, writers, politicians and athletes that have erupted onto the national scene. UNC-TV captures the biographical reminiscences of these extraordinary North Carolinians whose impact and vision have earned them national prominence and a place in history. These one-on-one conversations provide a rare and revealing look at storied North Carolinians, offering unfiltered conversations with exceptional individuals telling their life stories. The series pairs rare vintage and contemporary photographs with these revealing interviews to help viewers visualize the people, places and events that defined the times of these treasured Tar Heels.
Biographical Conversations with... is an ongoing original production of UNC-TV and is funded by a generous grant from the A.J. Fletcher Foundation. The mission of the A.J. Fletcher Foundation is to support nonprofit organizations in their endeavors to enrich the lives and well-being of people in North Carolina. To achieve this, AJF partners with nonprofit organizations that recognize and solve social and civic problems and provides resources to advance big, bold ideas.