Meet The Team

Thomas Tillman

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Founder & Historian

Carlos Gladden

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Branding & Technology

About Us

This website is about the history of the African American experience in Charlotte Mecklenburg County, North Carolina since it was incorporated as a township in 1768. My vision for this website is to facilitate a comprehensive interpretation of the Black experience into a broader spectrum of the whole history of Charlotte and highlight the contributions and achievements that African Americans have made to help Charlotte to become the global city that it is today. This digital platform can be used for visitors of the site such as newcomers to the city, local citizens, educators, students and the business community. It is also an open source for those who want to submit their stories, photos, artifacts, videos, or any other materials that you feel might be of value to this digital platform for our review.