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14-Jan-43 Charleston, SC Young Island, Charleston S.C. Born in Charleston, SC to Christopher and Wilhelmenia Gantt (Young's Island).
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1960 Charleston, SC 244 Presidents Street Charleston, SC 29403 Graduated from Burke High School (second in class).
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1-Apr-60 Charleston, SC 78 Wentworth St. Charleston, SC 29401 S.H. Kress & Co. Lunch Diner had a staged sit-in by students from Burke High School, Including Harvey Gantt.
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1960-62 Iowa Iowa State University Office of Admissions 100 Enrollment Services Center Ames, IA 50011  Attended Iowa State University.
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1961 Iowa 101 Calhoun Dr, Clemson, SC 29634 Sued segregated Clemson University to attend.
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16-Jan-63 Iowa 1 First Street NE Washington, DC 20543 US Supreme Court of Appeals forced Clemson University to Accept Gantt and he became the first African American student.
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1965 Clemson, SC 800 W Hill St #3 Charlotte, NC 28208 Graduated with honors in Architecture and moved to Charlotte to join the firm Odell and Associates.
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1970 Cambridge, Massachusetts 77 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02139 Earned a master's degree in City Planning from M.I.T.
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1970-71 Charlotte, NC Located on 5,000 acres (20 km2) in Warren County near Manson-Axtell Road and Soul City Boulevard in Norlina, NC 27563. Collaborated with civil rights activist Floyd B. McKissick to design Soul City, North Carolina, an experimental interracial community in eastern North Carolina.
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1971 Charlotte, NC 500 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202 Left Soul City project to launch an architectural firm called Gantt Huberman Architects with Jefferey Huberman (projects included were Charlotte Transportation Center, TransAmerica Square, and First Ward Recreation Center).
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1974 Charlotte, NC The Office of the City Clerk Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center 600 East Fourth Street Appointed to Charlotte City Council in Fred Alexander's stead for three terms.
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1981 Charlotte, NC Elected mayor pro-tem.
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1983 Charlotte, NC The Office of the City Clerk Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center 600 East Fourth Street Reformed the process of electing city council officials.
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In the same year, elected the first and only black mayor of Charlotte, where he served for two terms.

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1987 Charlotte, NC The American Institute of Architects 1735 New York Ave., NW Washington, D.C. 20006 Received recognition from the American Institute of Architects, who made him a fellow.
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1990 Charlotte, NC 6 W. Jones Street, Raleigh, NC Ran for Senate but lost to Senator Jesse Helms; in a close matchup, Helms supposedly ran biased television ads discrediting Gantt and playing on white fears of affirmative action.
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1996 Charlotte, NC Ran for Senate again but lost again to Senator Jesse Helms.
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1995-2000 Charlotte, NC 401 9th St NW #500, Washington, DC 20004 Appointed by Bill Clinton as chairman of the National Capital Planning Commission.
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2006 Charlotte, NC 114 W Parrish St, Durham, NC 27703 Received lifetime achievement award of leadership and received an award from the NAACP.