Hattie Leeper: African Americans in Wartime Charlotte

African Americans in Wartime Charlotte
Hattie Leeper, known to her audience as “Chatty Hatty,” began her long career at Charlotte’s WGIV Radio as a teenager in 1946. She was the first African-American woman on the air in North Carolina, and she is a member of the N.C. Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Here she shares some of her perspective on wartime life within Charlotte’s African-American community.