Black History Month Celebration: a conversation with “Chatty” Hattie Leeper

The CPCC Libraries and Student Life present a Black History Month Celebration: “Chatty” Hattie Leeper, the first African American woman on North Carolina’s radio airwaves. Ms. Leeper got her start as a DJ on WGIV in the 1950s and went on to become a record producer and even ran her own record label.

The CPCC Libraries are honored to have her speak about her life as a radio pioneer and about her deep roots in Charlotte that have a strong connection with CPCC’s earliest days.

Please help welcome Chatty Hattie to CPCC by coming to hear her tell her unique story on February 12, 2013 from 11am-12pm in Tate Hall in the Overcash Building on CPCC’s Central Campus and broadcast on the Harris Campus in building H2, room 2124.

The Levine Museum of the New South’s Dr. Tom Hanchett will be guest emcee. The event is free and open to the CPCC community. Staff can register for the event in LearnerWeb.

“Chatty” Hattie’s address will also be broadcast in real time at each of CPCC’s five suburban campuses.

For more information, contact Mark Coltrain,