Harvey Bernard Gantt, FAIA, is an American architect and Democratic politician active in North Carolina.
- Served on the Charlotte City Council from 1974 until 1983
- Elected to two terms as the first African-American mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina from 1983 to 1987
- Manages a successful architectural practice, Gantt Huberman Architects
- Served on the North Carolina Democratic Party Executive Council, the Democratic National Committee, and was appointed as chair of the National Capital Planning Commission in Washington, DC
- In 2009, the Afro-American Cultural Center and the City of Charlotte honored Gantt by building the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, recognizing his contributions to the civil rights movement and as the city’s first black mayor
- Hold degrees from Clemson University and Iowa State graduating with honors in architecture, and earned a master’s at MIT
Last updated 8/25/16