Harvey B. Gantt Center for African- American Arts And Culture, Charlotte

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African- American Arts And Culture, Charlotte

The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture (formerly known as the Afro-American Cultural Center) is located on South Tryon Street. Harvey Bernard Gantt (born 1943) is an American architect and Democratic politician active in North Carolina. The first African-American student to be admitted to Clemson University after attending Iowa State university. He graduated from Clemson with honors in architecture, earned a master's at MIT, and established a practice in Charlotte with a partner. Located at South Tryon and Stonewall Streets, the four-story 46,490-square foot building is described as a "modernist structure wrapped in glass and metal". The center is dedicated to teaching about the influence of Africans and African-Americans on American culture. There are many different exhibits for kids to explore. The design of the building was inspired by Myers Street School in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Charlotte, an African-American section of the city which was demolished as a result of urban renewal in the 1960s.
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Sight Name: Harvey B. Gantt Center for African- American Arts And Culture
Sight Location: Charlotte, USA (See walking tours in Charlotte)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark

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