COLOR AND CHARACTER Book Release Reception to be held at Beatties Ford Road Library September 10

Drawing on nearly two decades of interviews with students, educators and alumni of West Charlotte High School, Dr. Pam Grundy uses the history of a beloved school to tell a broader American story of education, community, race and democracy−all while raising questions about present-day strategies for school reform−in Color and Character: West Charlotte High and the American Struggle Over Educational Equality.

On September 10, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s Beatties Ford Road Regional location (2412 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, NC) will host a book discussion of Color and Character. Following the discussion, attendees can enjoy a book release reception with author Dr. Pam Grundy. The event is open to all ages. Details about this event can be found at

This event is part of the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room’s series “We Bring History to You.” Dr. Grundy lives in Charlotte, where she pursues a variety of writing, teaching and museum projects. Her previous books include the award-winning, Learning to Win: Sports, Education and Social Change in Twentieth-Century North Carolina. 


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