Maybe you remember Charlotte’s LGBT history exhibit from a few years ago. The project from UNC Charlotte was the brainchild of Joshua Burford, an LGBT historian and professor at the university. The exhibit detailed the lives and activism of LGBT people in Charlotte dating back to the 1940s.
At the end of this month, Burford will be leaving Charlotte to return to Tuscaloosa, Ala., where he grew up. This week, he’s the guest on WFAE’s SouthBound podcast with host Tommy Tomlinson. In this excerpt, Burford tells one of his favorite stories unearthed from Charlotte’s past.