WFAE’s new podcast, SouthBound, aims to engage in conversations with people who reveal how the region shapes who they are and what they do. It debuts Nov. 15.
Host Tommy Tomlinson’s first guest is Harvey Gantt. He was Charlotte’s first African-American mayor when he served two terms in the 1980s. He then had memorable campaigns against U.S. Senator Jesse Helms. He talks about all that in his conversation with Tommy.
Gantt also discusses growing up in Charleston, South Carolina, and the sequence of events that led to him becoming the first African-American at Clemson University. Here's an excerpt of that conversation.