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Harvey Gantt

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