The recent shooting by police of Keith Scott and the unrest that followed has revealed problems in Charlotte, not unlike those we’ve witnessed in other parts of the country. But, what happened here doesn’t sit well with longtime Charlotteans who thought we had a tradition of solving problems “the Charlotte Way.” In a special two-hour Public Conversation, we examine what happened, look back on the city’s history and how it may have contributed to this, and look forward to where we go from here.
Lisa Worf, reporter and assistant news director, WFAE
Gwendolyn Glenn, reporter, WFAE
Glenn Burkins, editor, Q City Metro
Brenda Tindal, from Levine Museum of the New South.
Susan McCarter, associate professor in the School of Social Work at UNC Charlotte and member of Race Matters for Juvenile Justice’s leadership team
James Ferguson, II, founding partner and president of Ferguson Chambers & Sumter Law Firm in Charlotte
Shaun Corbett, owner of Da Lucky Spot Barbershop and organizer of the Cops and Barbers program
Rev. Clifford Matthews Jr., member of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force and minister at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church in Charlotte.
Rev. John Cleghorn, Pastor of Caldwell Presbyterian Church in Charlotte