A Black History Month Event: A Chat with Chatty Leeper

“Chatty” Hattie Leeper was the first African American woman on North Carolina’s radio airwaves. She got her start as a deejay on WGIV in the 1950s and went on to become a record producer and even ran her own record label.

Hattie Leeper

Hattie "Chatty" Leeper

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 11 a.m.-noon in Tate Hall in the Overcash Building on CPCC’s Central Campus. 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: Cato (CT162), Harper (HP112), Harris (H2 2124), Levine (LV2215), Merancas (CJ 131, Auditorium).

For more information, contact Mark Coltrain,mark.coltrain@cpcc.edu