Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx gave a Black History Month presentation at Levine Campus on Wednesday, Feb. 27. A graduate of West Charlotte High School who went on to earn his bachelor’s degree at Davidson College, Mayor Foxx talked about how the civil rights era has affected his own education and development. Following
two terms on City Council as an At-Large Representative, Foxx became the youngest mayor in the city’s history and its second African-American mayor when he was elected in 2009. He was re-elected to a second term in 2011.
He discussed his vision for Charlotte and how he has focused on strengthening Charlotte’s economy by developing a 21st century infrastructure system to support the country’s fastest-growing urban area, establishing the city as an international energy hub, and creating an environment in which small businesses and entrepreneurs can thrive.
He answered questions from a very engaged audience of CPCC students, including American Government, sociology, and communications classes; Anthony Foxx Scholars; MAN UP students; and Student Government Association members. Photos can be seen here.